On May 5th 2022, people from all walks of life will be heading to the polls to vote for the party who they think will best lead us through the worst cost of living crisis in more than 30 years, the Ukraine war, the impacts of Brexit on our food and drink industry, and more.
We’ve compiled this informative video as part of our mini-series of short videos introducing some of the major Scottish political parties and their top platform issues being brought forward to voters.
Let’s Get Started
1. Creating Better Quality Jobs
According to their website, Scottish Labour believe that we can do more to provide good quality and fairer jobs.
They’re proposing an industrial strategy involving trade unions, employers, and all levels of government.
2. Improving Scotland’s Care Service
According to their website, Scottish Labour believe that we need to change the way we care for the most vulnerable in our society.
They’re proposing to come up with a plan that will put ‘dignity before profit.’
3. Creating a Not-for-Profit Public Bus Service in the UK
According to their website, Scottish Labour believe that our bus services should be owned by the public.
They’re proposing to run bus services not-for-profit.
4. Improving our NHS
According to their website, Scottish Labour say they built the NHS and they plan to rebuild it ‘for the many and not the few.’
5. Ending National Standards Testing
According to their website, Scottish Labour say they will stop the requirement for testing 4-5 year olds.
6. Supporting a Green Industrial Revolution
According to their website, Scottish Labour say they will focus on creating more clean energy, green jobs, and public services.
7. Building More Affordable Homes
According to their website, Scottish Labour say they will establish the Mary Barbour Law to help reform the private rented sector and to ensure nobody is forced to rent a home that pushes them further into poverty.
8. Investing in Local Services
According to their website, Scottish Labour say they will stop cuts of vital funding for local councils and invest in improving local services.
What’s Your Favourite Party Focusing on?
Let’s take a look at the issues the main political parties say that they are focusing on.
Are you Registered to Vote?
The 2022 Scottish local elections will take place on Thursday 5th May.
If you’re 16+, we need to be registered by 18th April 2022 to have our voice heard.
Make sure you know how to register to vote.
Congratulations! Happy voting 🙂
Go and tell them what you really think, and use these helpful links and resources if you need them:
- Contact your local Electoral Registration Office if you have a question about registering to vote.
- Find your local councillors. Or discover more about the work they do.
- Find your address with the Post Office postcode finder.
- Discover more about how to vote.
- Information about voting during the Coronavirus pandemic.
- Want to vote by post?
- How to apply for a national insurance number.