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Scottish parliament election 2021

CAMPAIGN HUB

Welcome to the Scotland in Union Campaign Hub! Here you will find all the resources you need to campaign for Scotland in Union from the comfort of your home. With your help, we can expose the failures of the SNP Government and make the positive case for Scotland to remain in the UK.

Have your say!

Let us know your thoughts as we approach the Scottish parliamentary elections in May.


Have your say on any issue currently facing Scotland and let us know what you think the priorities should be for our Government over the next parliamentary term.
 

Upload an audio or video clip of yourself and we will add this to one of our unique videos each week. See our first clip above.

It is vital that all our voices are heard during this election. We hope you can share our campaign material with your friends and family across social media and beyond. 

Use the buttons below each issue to share a message to your social media accounts. We have pre-written campaign messages to accompany each issue, but feel free to write your own.

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Scotland in the UK

The Scottish Government has received an extra £9.7bn in UK Government funding for Covid-19 this financial year, a new report from Audit Scotland has revealed. This is in addition to UK-wide schemes such as the furlough programme. You can read more here.

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The latest Export Statistics Scotland (ESS) show that trade with the rest of the UK is over three times more important for Scotland’s economy than trade with the EU. 60% of Scotland's trade is with the rest of the UK, compares to just 19% for the entire EU. You can read more here.

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According to the London School of Economics (LSE), Centre for Economic Performance, the trade-related cost of Scotland leaving the UK could be up to £2,800 per person. You can read more here.

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Before COVID-19 spending, the latest Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland figures (GERS) show that being part of the UK means £15.1 billion more supporting Scotland's public services. Read more on this here.

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The SNP Government's own figures show that public spending in Scotland was £81 billion (9.2% of UK total), and revenues raised in Scotland were $66 billion (8% of UK total). Read more on this here.

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The SNP Government's own figures show that public spending in Scotland was £81 billion (9.2% of UK total), and revenues raised in Scotland were $66 billion (8% of UK total). Read more on this here.

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SNP's Record in Government

These failings in our education system are the direct result of the SNP’s obsession with constitutional division. If Nicola Sturgeon and her ministers weren’t so preoccupied with trying to build borders and divide communities, they could concentrate on improving the life chances of the next generation of Scots. Read more here.

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Figures from the independent experts at the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) show that between 2013-14 and 2019-20, the Scottish Government’s revenue budget was cut by 2% by the UK Government. But over the same period, the SNP Government has hit local councils with a staggering 7% reduction in funding in real terms. Read more here.

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The law which requires the SNP government to treat patients within 12 weeks has now been broken more than 300,000 times, new figures have revealed. The research has also revealed 4,171 occasions where children had to wait longer than the legal requirement for paediatric surgery, as well as 9,619 cases involving gynaecological procedures for women. You can read more here.

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Since coming to power in 2007, the SNP has overseen the closure of 1 in 10 GP's practices across Scotland. There are now 928 - down from 1,025 in 2008. You can read more here.

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