Campaigning in Denny

Candidates for the upcoming Falkirk Council Elections,  Jim Blackwood and Terrie Hay, were out on the streets of Denny today. Supported by Colleagues and friends, the pair are spreading the word about the great work done by Labour over the last five years and their plans to implement some key promises when elected.

Promises such as:

Over 800 Modern Apprenticeships for young people across Falkirk

The introduction of a living wage.

The £6.5M financial package for the work in Denny town centre.

A build programme that will provide 500 new council houses.

So on the 3rd of May, make sure you vote Labour 1 and 2 in Denny and Banknock.

Vote Labour for a brighter future for Falkirk

The Labour Party launched a manifesto which will enable its achievements to be built on, after the do nothing, achieve less regime of the SNP 2001-2007, where Falkirk had a terrible recycling record and even worse housing management performance.

Add that to their failed market driven solution to town centre developments, and its clear why they failed in 2007.

The Labour party in an inclusive approach drew on the experience of the professionals in its ranks to draw up a viable way forward.

On 3rd May people face a choice, a party who were founded by the workers and trades unions who represented them, or one which was founded by disaffected tartan Tories.

We face a party who like their English equivalent deploy weapons of mass deception, while they give to the rich at the expense of the poor.

The Council Tax freeze benefits the richest 10% by £193 a year and only £51 to the poorest 10%. Again Robin Hood in reverse.

Despite the SNP refusal to give aid to the Falkirk area Labour has reduced youth unemployment, while its risen every where else.

Martin Murray, Falkirk CLP chair said “You can fool some of the people all the time and all the people some of the time but the public in Falkirk know which side their bread is buttered on.”

A copy of the manifesto can be found here.

SNP Weapons of Mass Deception Deployed

Once again we see the SNP deploying their weapons of mass deception.

An attempt to comment on the Labour party’s ability to stand another excellent female professional candidate in the upper braes ward is just the latest example.

Rosemary Dean Murray is a professional Occupational Therapist, with over 20 years experience of working in Councils as a professional, delivering community care. She is an expert in the fields of disability and Community care.

She has worked locally for a decade, with Central Regional and Falkirk Councils, delivering services to many people of the Braes villages, enabling them to maximise independence, remain in their own homes and community and avoiding unnecessary, expensive, residential care. To attempt to imply that such an experienced professional is in any way diluting the quality of the Labour candidates is laughable” said Martin Murray, Chair of Falkirk Constituency Labour Party.

Rosemary was educated at Queen Margaret, Stirling and the Open Universities. She is a manager in an award winning  Occupational Therapy service  for another local authority. She, daily, deals with Councillor enquiries on behalf of people just like you.

In contrast to the attempted deception by the SNP, this development is indicative of the strength in depth of the Labour Party in the Falkirk Council area. To be able to stand such a vibrant and experienced local government worker and Unison member clearly has the SNP rattled. Rosemary will build on the work of  Councillors John McLuckie and Stephen Fry. Having visited many houses in the Braes as a professional, Rosemary seeks to do so as a Councillor.

The ultimate irony is that the SNP are attempting to pillory an efficient and effective Labour coalition, with the very same councillors who previously backed their failed and rejected regime from 2002-2007. The people of Falkirk, in contrast, appreciate effective services, and highly experienced representatives.