The SNP meets this weekend at the SECC in Glasgow, just weeks away from the Scottish Parliament election and will signal the party’s ambitious plans to build on the progress made since 2007 by winning an historic third term to “keep Scotland moving forward”.
Commenting, SNP Campaign Director and Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP said:
“The SNP meets in Glasgow this weekend ahead of one of the most important elections since devolution. Scotland has made huge strides in the years since we took office in 2007, but we need to build on that progress.
“We have a record that we are proud to take to voters; NHS spending is at a record high; crime is at a 41 year low; youth employment is at the highest level for a decade; our economy has grown for three consecutive years; and we have exceeded our target to build 30,000 affordable homes.
“And now that we have secured a fair deal for Scotland on the fiscal framework – seeing off Tory attempts to cut Scotland’s budget by up to £7 billion – we can get on with the job of using Holyrood’s new powers to improve the lives of people in Scotland.
“In this election we are focussed on winning an unprecedented third term to build on this record of achievement, to deliver our progressive vision and keep moving Scotland forward.
“SNP members will arrive in Glasgow with a spring in their step this weekend at our biggest ever pre-election conference. To ensure that we have the privilege of serving once more as Scotland’s government we will take nothing for granted and will campaign positively for every single vote in the campaign ahead.
“The only way to guarantee a strong government with a record of delivery and to return Nicola Sturgeon MSP as First Minister is to cast both votes for the SNP.”