Midlothian North candidates: Stephen Curran (Lab) - Scottish Parliament elections 2021
If ever there was a time for our politicians to focus on the entire country, then now is that time.
This is no time to be returning to the old arguments or for some politicians to focus on only half of the country.
Now is the time to focus on the entire nation.
To focus on a recovery from this public health emergency.
No matter what your political preference, I am sure we can agree that remaining focused as we exit the current pandemic is the best way to defeat this virus and the quickest way for society to return to some sort of normality.
I will do everything I can to ensure we recover from the pandemic as safely and as quickly as possible, without the
disruptions of lockdowns or old arguments.
Without bold action, Scotland faces an unemployment crisis that will become a national emergency.
That is why we are proposing the most ambitious jobs creation plan in the history of devolution – a plan that guarantees opportunities for young people.
I’ll also be focusing on local issues that require urgent intervention, such as the continued delays to the Sheriffhall upgrade and I’ll continue to campaign for local investment and a fairer funding deal for our growing councils.
It’s either Scottish Labour or the Scottish National Party here in Midlothian North and Musselburgh constituency.
I am asking for you to lend me your trust, for your vote on May 6.
Thank you and stay safe.