ICYMI: On the Campaign Trail this week

KidsNotCuts Rally I joined my colleagues from across the Labour movement outside the Scottish Parliament to demand that the SNP use the powers of the Parliament to stop Tory austerity. I am bitterly disappointed by their actions. Only Scottish Labour is committed to protecting local government jobs and services. We cannot underestimate the effects of these cuts on communities and livelihoods. Continue reading

Bill Butler: The SNP could have stopped Tory austerity. They didn't.

John Swinney could have used the powers of the Parliament to stop cuts to local authorities. He didn't. Continue reading

WE DID IT! New School Confirmed For Blairdardie

Today the final piece of the funding jigsaw fell into place and it was confirmed that the new build project for Blairdardie Primary School will now proceed. Continue reading

Bill Butler Launches Jobs Campaign

Bill Butler, the Scottish Labour Candidate for Glasgow Anniesland and candidate for Labour’s Glasgow list, is launching a campaign to bring jobs to the North West of Glasgow. The campaign will bring together employers, small and medium-sized enterprises, the further education sector, trade unions and local voluntary groups together to find ways of creating new jobs and new opportunities. The Glasgow Anniesland constituency has above the average level of unemployment in Scotland, and is the 10th highest constituency for Job Seekers Allowance claimants. Continue reading

We're one step closer to a new Blairdardie Primary

Glasgow Labour Councillor Judith Fisher today thanks all those who have helped the campaign for a new-build Primary school at Blairdardie. The Scottish Government have announced that these kinds of projects will now be able to go ahead, after they were put under threat earlier this year. Continue reading