Video: the choice facing you this May …

April 1, 2015

There is a choice at this election between two sets of values and two potential governments – Labour or Tory.

We need to stop the Tories being the largest party.

Another Tory government would be a disaster for Scottish Families
Only a Labour government can deliver the change we need.

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When the SNP ushered in the era of Mrs Thatcher …

March 28, 2015

Exactly 36 years ago today, the Labour government led by James Callaghan was voted out of Downing Street following a vote of no confidence that they lost by one single vote.

The SNP joined with the Tories that day, giving them the 11 votes they needed to bring down the Labour Government.

The election that followed that vote saw Margaret Thatcher installed in Number 10 and our country was imposed with 18 years of a Tory government.

Many people will remember this day, but some may not remember the consequences it brought to our country. Take a look:



Scottish Labour: offering change for Scotland

January 21, 2015

Scottish Labour will change Scotland. That’s the message from our new video, which will be on TV tonight. Watch it here…

Scotland votes ‘no’ . . . Thanks to everyone for their support

September 25, 2014


Scottish Football Legends say No

September 6, 2014

Ahead of Scotland’s international against Germany tomorrow night, Anas Sarwar was joined by Scottish footballing greats Bertie Auld, Ian Durrant and Archie McPherson to launch our latest campaign poster.

The poster features 18 legendary Scottish footballers who have said:

“We are proud Scots who were honoured to represent our country around the world. We urge every patriotic Scot to help maintain Scotland’s place in the United Kingdom which has served Scotland so well.”


Share the poster online, and help share the message that as part of the UK Scotland gets the best of both worlds.

Picking separation over Scotland

Yesterday a knife edge vote was held in Parliament which saw the Conservative government suffer a massive defeat over the hated Bedroom Tax.

All 40 Scottish Labour MPs voted against, and made sure that this Tory government suffered a defeat from which it won’t recover.

Only two of the six of the SNP’s MPs turned up to vote.

Retweet us asking the absent nationalist MPs to explain why they missed this knife edge vote.

Campaign message

We believe Scotland can have the best of both worlds – a strong Scottish Parliament, with more powers guaranteed, backed up by the strength and security of the UK.

Key messages

  • Best for Jobs – one in five Scots employed by UK-wide companies
  • Best for Schools and Hospitals – more to spend on services you value
  • Best for Business – two thirds of Scottish goods and services sold within the UK
  • Best for Pensions – better pensions supported by all UK taxpayers
  • Best of Both Worlds – Scotland, making its own decisions, keeping the pound, and backed by the strength and security of the UK

The choice for social justice is NO

September 4, 2014

Labour Leader Ed Miliband joins the campaign trail today in Blantyre. He will be joined by Johann Lamont, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Anas Sarwar, Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party and Margaret Curran, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, as Scottish Labour’s biggest ever ground campaign continues with two weeks to go until the Scottish referendum.

We know that only Labour can deliver social justice in Scotland and beyond. We have a clear road to achieving that:

• We will freeze energy bills
• We will raise the minimum wage
• We will introduce fairer taxes, including a new lower starting rate of 10p and a new higher rate of 50p.
• We will tax the bankers’ bonuses and put our young people back to work.
• We will abolish the bedroom tax. Abolish it in Dundee, in Glasgow, but also in Carlisle, Newcastle and Nottingham. Because if you care about social justice you care about the poor, the disabled, the vulnerable wherever they happen to live.
• We will devolve more powers over tax, social security and the work programme to the Scottish Parliament.

Compare this with record of The SNP who opposed an energy price freeze, and want to cut the rate of corporation tax for Scotland’s biggest businesses.

The choice is clear, if you value social justice vote No on September 18th.

Only Labour can deliver a Living Wage

When it comes to social justice The SNP are wolves in sheep’s clothing. No point illustrates this clearer than the Living Wage.

When we tried to amend the Procurement Bill to ensure that those hired on Scottish Government contracts were paid a Living Wage, it was the SNP who teamed up with the Conservatives in the Scottish Parliament block it.

Their record is clear, and we need your help to make sure people know about it.

Retweet Scottish Labour exposing the nationalists failure on the Living Wage. ​

Read ‘Together We Can’

April 9, 2014

Launched at Scottish Conference, ‘Together We Can’ is the positive alternative to independence and the Tories. All members will shortly receive a summary version of the booklet and the full version can be viewed here.