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Jeremy Corbyn elected as leader of the Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn elected as leader of the Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn has been elected as leader of the Labour Party. The result was announced ahead of the Labour Party annual conference in Liverpool. Read morenavigateright

Scottish Labour win in the Coatbridge North and Glenboig by-election

Scottish Labour win in the Coatbridge North and Glenboig by-election

Scottish Labour have won the Coatbridge North and Glenboig by-election. The key campaign issue was cuts to Monklands Hospital which Labour have led a national campaign to protect. Read morenavigateright

The number of elderly Scots receiving care at home has fallen by 12 per cent under the SNP.

The number of elderly Scots receiving care at home has fallen by 12 per cent under the SNP.

The findings come as new figures reveal the Nationalist government slashed council revenue funding by more than double the rate of the Tories’ cut to Scotland’s budget. Read morenavigateright

Dossier reveals the SNP’s broken promises on council tax

Dossier reveals the SNP’s broken promises on council tax

Labour said that the SNP should consider their bold plan to scrap Council tax and replace it with a fairer property based system which would see 80% of households pay less. Read morenavigateright

Kezia Dugdale secures agreement of NEC to make party fully autonomous

Kezia Dugdale secures agreement of NEC to make party fully autonomous

Kezia Dugdale has today secured backing from the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to make Scottish Labour a fully autonomous party. The proposals will now be put to Labour's national conference, which begins in Liverpool this weekend. Read morenavigateright

A third of the Scottish economy owned by overseas companies

A third of the Scottish economy owned by overseas companies

A third of the Scottish economy is owned by overseas companies, Labour revealed today. The number has increased by more than 10% since the SNP first took office in 2007, with Scotland having the highest percentage of foreign ownership in the UK. Read morenavigateright

Half of patients seen for key treatments are waiting longer than the expected standard

Half of patients seen for key treatments are waiting longer than the expected standard

A key NHS waiting time standard for treatments like physiotherapy and podiatry has been missed by a huge margin, new figures have revealed. Read morenavigateright

There should be a renewed focus on the day job from the SNP

There should be a renewed focus on the day job from the SNP

Writing in The Times to mark the second anniversary of the Scottish independence referendum, Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale has said "there should be a renewed focus on the day job from the SNP" as she restated Scottish Labour's opposition to a second referendum. Read morenavigateright

We must never accept intolerance or bigotry of any kind.

We must never accept intolerance or bigotry of any kind.

Kez writing in the Daily Record this week reflects on the tragic events around the death of Jo Cox and the importance of offering a hand of friendship to all those in need. Read morenavigateright

Patients should never again have to crowd fund their cancer care

Patients should never again have to crowd fund their cancer care

At First Minister’s Questions Kezia Dugdale highlighted the case of Anne Maclean-Chang, a mother of two and nurse who has breast cancer. Mrs Maclean-Chang has had to crowd fund to raise money to pay for her £90,000 cancer treatment after her local health board initially refused to cover the costs. Read morenavigateright

SNP broken promises on NHS services

SNP broken promises on NHS services

Ahead of a Members’ business debate on local services, the party has published a dossier outlining SNP promises before and after the 2016 Holyrood election. Read morenavigateright

“The NHS, created by Labour, is the most precious institution we have in this country.”

“The NHS, created by Labour, is the most precious institution we have in this country.”

The NHS, created by Labour, is the most precious institution we have in this country. When most people think of our health service they think of something positive. Read morenavigateright

Thousands of Scots miss out on tax credits.

Thousands of Scots miss out on tax credits.

More than 100,000 Scots are not claiming the tax credits they are entitled to, worth £428 million. Scottish Labour has called on the SNP Government to use its forthcoming Social Security Bill to set a legal duty to increase the awareness and uptake of social security benefits in general. Read morenavigateright

Fall in pupils taking STEM Highers confirmed

Fall in pupils taking STEM Highers confirmed

SQA figures released today confirm the large drop in pupils taking Higher Mathematics, and show that no progress is being made in encouraging more girls to take STEM subjects. Read morenavigateright

Ending the scandal - Improving mental health treatment for young people in Scotland

Ending the scandal - Improving mental health treatment for young people in Scotland

Labour has outlined a plan to end the ongoing scandal in mental health treatment for young people at First Minister’s questions today. Since the start of last year more than 600 children and young people waited more than a year for treatment, with more than 9,000 referrals for treatment being rejected. Read morenavigateright

Ending the scandal: Improving mental health services for young people in Scotland

Ending the scandal: Improving mental health services for young people in Scotland

Since the start of last year more than 600 children and young people waited more than a year for treatment, with more than 9,000 referrals for treatment being rejected. Across Scotland the waiting time performance for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is 77% against an SNP target of 90%. Read morenavigateright

Universities and EU nationals deserve answers from the SNP

Universities and EU nationals deserve answers from the SNP

Speaking at the Education committee today, Andrea Nolan of Universities Scotland said that they had requested an early statement over the future of EU nationals at Scottish universities but had not received an answer from the SNP. Read morenavigateright

The SNP have been guilty of a decade of mismanagement of the NHS.

The SNP have been guilty of a decade of mismanagement of the NHS.

Scottish Labour said the SNP had been guilty of a decade of mismanagement of the NHS, and called for the SNP to use the powers of the Scottish Parliament to invest in social care to take pressure off of hospitals. Read morenavigateright

“We should be looking to the future, not going back to the arguments of our past.”

“We should be looking to the future, not going back to the arguments of our past.”

The Programme for Government this week should be about using the new powers of the Scottish Parliament to shape Scotland’s future, not a return to the arguments of the past. Writing in her weekly column, Kez says that only Labour stand for what the majority of Scots want – staying in the UK and maintaining Scotland’s relationship with Europe. Read morenavigateright

Fresh breakfast clubs call as Scotland lags behind the rest of the UK

Fresh breakfast clubs call as Scotland lags behind the rest of the UK

Labour has today renewed its call for a breakfast club in every primary school in Scotland ahead of the Programme for Government this week. The party highlighted research showing that Scotland had the lowest percentage of schools in the UK without a breakfast club, with only 72% of schools hosting one. Read morenavigateright

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