Stuart McMillan, the SNP candidate for Greenock and Inverclyde, has endorsed Nicola Sturgeon’s plan to keep Scotland safe during the pandemic and help kickstart a sustainable economy.
The plan, titled First Steps, sets out key actions a re-elected SNP Government would take within 100 days to tackle the pandemic, support the NHS, invest in jobs and young people, support families and tackle the climate crisis.
Commenting, Stuart said:
“The SNP’s 100 day plan demonstrates we are the only party that is serious about government and serious about helping people through these difficult times.
“By making it Both Votes SNP, Scotland will be able to make real progress through and out of the pandemic in the first 100 days – with a pay rise for NHS workers, new cancer centres opened, support for small businesses to go digital, new training courses to help young people into jobs, and immediate action to tackle the climate crisis.
“We’ll take urgent action to support children, families and young people – completing the roll-out of 1140 hours of free childcare, expanding free school meals, paying the first instalment of the expanded £1bn Scottish Attainment Fund, and introducing the legal changes to extend free bus travel to everyone under 22 years old.
“We will also start work on longer term challenges by establishing a new Council for Economic Transformation, taking the first steps toward establishing a National Care Service, and beginning work on a Minimum Income Guarantee.
“Of course with the full powers of an independent country we could do so much more and Scotland would no longer be subject to a Westminster government taking our country in the wrong direction – but the SNP is ready to get down to work immediately to tackle the major challenges we face as a country.
“On May 6, I am asking the people of Inverclyde to vote for me for the Greenock and Inverclyde constituency and to vote SNP on the West Scotland Regional List to help us deliver these vital plans for Scotland’s recovery.”