Lib Dem manifesto will deliver £1.5bn in day-to-day spending for Scotland

10 Jun 2024
Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton today said the party will "deliver a fair deal for Scotland" as the party's UK manifesto was launched.

The party's tax and spending plans will see £1.5 billion added to the Scottish Budget each year for day-to-day spending by 2028/29.

The Scottish Liberal Democrats will also publish a manifesto before voters go to the polls, setting out the party's priorities for Scotland.

Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

"The Conservatives have badly mismanaged the economy and made the cost of living crisis worse for everyone. The SNP Government has shown that it cannot be trusted to spend your money wisely and that it is totally unable to get the basics right for our public services.

"It's time for a change and in so many parts of the country we have shown that it is the Liberal Democrats who can beat the SNP and Conservatives.

"The Liberal Democrat manifesto published today will see £1.5bn more for day-to-day spending coming to the Scottish Budget. It's a big positive investment that we would use to save the NHS, fix the care crisis and lift Scottish education back up the international rankings.

"We will pay for it fairly too, because it would be wrong to ask families to pay more to clear up the Conservatives' mess.

"Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to elect a strong local champion who will fight for a fair deal for you."

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