Boyack: Meet the challenge full on
Sarah Boyack says Scottish Labour needs to regain people’s trust and bring forward a vision of Scotland.
Scottish Labour faces one of the biggest challenges in our history – we need to meet it full on.
We need to reach out to Labour supporters who have not turned out for us in recent years. That means listening to them in a way that we haven’t done before.
Our starting point has to be our Labour values of social, environmental and economic justice. In my campaign I’ll set out how Scottish Labour must meet those values.
Our stronger Scottish Parliament must use its new powers to tackle the cost of living crisis.
As our Shadow Cabinet Member for Local Government I meet people across the country and hear from them about the impact of the SNP’s underfunding of local services such as schools and social care. We have a health service under huge pressure with a longer wait for GPs.
I’ve the experience and campaigning track record Scottish Labour needs. I’ve been a member of the Scottish Parliament since it reconvened in 1999. In Donald Dewar’s first Cabinet I introduced free bus travel.
Our party needs to regain people’s trust and bring forward a vision of Scotland for the 21st century.
As a Labour First Minister I’d implement that vision.