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Make Scotland’s Voice Heard in Knife-Edge Election

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First Minister and SNP Leader John Swinney has urged people across the country to make their voice heard in an election that is on a knife-edge in Scotland.

As voters go to the polls, the First Minister has said that while the election in England is a foregone conclusion and Keir Starmer will be Prime Minister, the election in Scotland is too close to call – and unlike south of the border is a genuine contest of ideas and values.

While Keir Starmer is committed to £18 billion of austerity cuts, opening the door to privatisation of the NHS and continuing cruel Tory policies like the two child cap, the SNP is offering a vision of hope for a better future with an end to austerity, supporting the NHS and eradicating child poverty.

John Swinney said:

“The result of the General Election in England is a foregone conclusion. 

“The Tories are beaten – and rightly so. 

“Labour will win and Keir Starmer will be Prime Minister.

“The only story left in this election is in Scotland, where seats across the country are on a knife-edge. 

“There are seats which could be decided by only a handful of votes – that is why it is so important for people to use their vote and make Scotland’s voice heard. 

“It could make all the difference.

“Keir Starmer is committed to carrying on where the Tories left off – with £18 billion of austerity cuts, opening the door to NHS privatisation and continuing with the cruel Tory two-child cap which is keeping thousands of children in poverty.

“The SNP offers a different approach – a vision of hope where we can end austerity, support our NHS, eradicate child poverty and have a future made in Scotland, for Scotland, with independence.

“That is on offer at the election today – but we have to vote for it.

“Once every five years, the power shifts from Westminster to the people of Scotland. 

“Today, all of the power is in Scotland’s hands – and we can use that power to ensure we put Scotland’s interests first by voting SNP.”

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