Labour's record

Labour has a proud record to stand on, across the whole of the UK, in Scotland, and in our local communities as well. 

By the strength of our common endeavour, we achieve more than we achieve alone

Introduced the National Minimum Wage

Introduced the Glasgow Living Wage and raising it £7.85 an hour

Written off up to 100 per cent of debt owed by poorest counties

Created the Scottish Parliament

Banned anti-personnel mines

New Deal - helped over a million people into work

Equalised the age of consent

The Equalities Act 2010

Created Civil Partnerships

Maternity Pay

Paternity Leave

The National Health Service

Free entry to all national museums and galleries

Overseas aid budget more than doubled

Child benefit up 25 per cent since 1997

Introduced the Disability Rights Commission

£200 winter fuel payment to pensioners & extra £100 for over-80s funded by Glasgow City Council

£1.1bn City Deal for Glasgow, the UK's largest City Deal

Negotiated the historic Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland

Implemented the Freedom of Information Act

All workers now have a right to 4 weeks’ paid holiday

Record rises in the state pension

Lifted half a million children out of relative poverty

Re-built or refurbished every Secondary School in Glasgow – investing over £550 million

Introduced child tax credit giving more money to parents

Introduction of the UK’s largest and most successful modern apprenticeship scheme for school leavers in Glasgow

Implemented the Human Rights Act

Free TV licences for over-75s

Extended the Race Relations Act so that all public bodies and functions now have a duty to promote race equality

The Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 – “The best ever Games”

Investing £1 billion in Housing in Glasgow

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