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04 May 2016STURGEON PLEDGE ON EDUCATION, HEALTH AND JOBS

STURGEON PLEDGE ON EDUCATION, HEALTH AND JOBS
 
“I pledge to work every day to deliver a fairer, more equal and prosperous Scotland.”
 
Nicola Sturgeon has urged people in Scotland to vote for education for all, an NHS fit for the future and more and better jobs by backing her for First Minister with both votes for the SNP.
 
Reaching the end of her campaign around Scotland with a rally in Glasgow City Centre Nicola Sturgeon said that if elected as First Minister, she would “seize the opportunity with both hands” and work every day to build a fairer, more equal and more prosperous Scotland.
 
Addressing hundreds of voters in Glasgow’s Buchanan Street as part of the final push for votes Ms Sturgeon said:
 
“If I am returned as First Minister of Scotland, I will seize the opportunity with both hands, and I pledge to work every day to deliver a fairer, more equal and prosperous Scotland.
 
“Education will be my number one priority.  If I am elected tomorrow the government I lead will give every newborn a baby box full of essentials to ensure every child has an equal start in life.  We will double free childcare provision to 30 hours a week and invest £750m into improving education for all.  I will protect free higher education and make it accessible for more students. 
 
“And I will deliver the investment needed to make our health service fit for the challenges of the future – with new treatment centres and new plans to improve primary care and mental health.  The NHS is our most cherished public service and I will always back Scotland’s health service.
 
“And as First Minister I will work tirelessly to bring more, better and higher paid jobs to Scotland, ensuring our young people have the skills they need and that we back our industries for the future.
 
“This election campaign has shown the other parties simply cannot be trusted to deliver for Scotland.  Labour want low income households to pay the cost of Tory austerity and plan on shortchanging our NHS.  At the same time the Tories simply cannot hide their true colours with plans to tax students for their education and charge people for prescriptions.
 
“This election is about who becomes First Minister and who forms the next government.  The only way to elect a government with a clear plan for the future of Scotland’s public services, to create jobs and to deliver a fairer more equal Scotland is to use both votes for the SNP.
 
I am asking voters to give me a personal mandate as First Minister to reform and to transform Scotland for the future.   I urge voters across the country to leave nothing to chance and to give both votes to the SNP on Thursday.”

 

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