Local Tory Fraser Galloway writes his last article before the Elections on Thursday. Read his article below.
The Labour Party is finished in Scotland. The sad spectacle of Renfrewshire’s Depute Provost urinating in a constituent’s bins and running away may come to symbolise the contempt in which the Labour Party now holds the people of Scotland.
The new choice in Scotland is between the SNP and the Scottish Conservatives. It is a clear choice between those who wanted to destroy our country and those who fought – and won – to keep us together.
The Scottish Conservative party is a moral crusade or it is nothing. While the SNP and Labour squabble about socialism, the UK government has been transforming the life chances of people in Renfrewshire.
Since 2010, in Paisley and Renfrewshire South, the number of people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance is down by a third. Four thousand of the lowest paid no longer pay any income tax on their earnings. Sixty five new businesses have been created. And, by 2017, 5,400 homes will have superfast broadband. These are the changes that allow people to stay and work in Renfrewshire, and provide a decent start for their families.
The Scottish Conservatives are the party of opportunity for all. Look behind the anti-Tory clichés to the facts: over the past 5 years, 600,000 fewer people and 300,000 fewer children are living in poverty, and 300,000 fewer people are living in in-work poverty across the UK.
This is because we have created 2 million new jobs – that’s 1,000 new jobs for every working day of this government. And we have promised 2 million more. Only 1 in 50 jobs is a zero-hours contract and 80% are full time.
Britain is back in business and so are the Scottish Conservatives.
If you believe in keeping our country united and providing the best opportunities for our people, vote Scottish Conservative on 7 May.