Dunfermline SNP
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The Dunfermline branches of the SNP cover constituencies in the Dunfermline and West Fife area. We have an office at 68 Chalmers Street in Dunfermline. To get in touch go to our contact page.

2016: Why Vote SNP

SNP ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE COMING INTO OFFICE IN 2007

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delivered free higher education
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free school lunches for all Primary 1 to Primary 3 year olds
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increased free early learning and childcare by almost half to 600 hrs per annum
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£11 million through the Scottish Attainment Challenge, which targets intensive support for young people in some of Scotland’s most-deprived communities
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the Access to Education fund has also seen a further £1.5 million invested this year to support learning and raise attainment in schools across Scotland
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additional £16 million a year to extend eligibility for the Educational Maintenance Allowances

 

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protected free personal care
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maintained the concessionary travel scheme
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scrapped prescription charges
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increased Scotland’s health budget to record levels:
    - £114 million in programmes to support carers
    - £15 million into Mental Health Innovation Fund to identify new treatments
    - an additional £85 million will be invested in improving mental health services
    - £11 million to support 2000 very young parents and children via the Family Nurse Partnership
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established The Carers Parliament where all Scottish carers and their representatives have the opportunity to discuss matters important to them
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97.2% of patients seen within 12 weeks v. target of 98%.  Previous targets were 85% seen within 18 weeks
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protected the hardest hit by unfair Tory welfare cuts – i.e. no-one in Scotland has paid Bedroom Tax  
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£100 million this year to mitigate the impact of UK Government welfare cuts  
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ensure that the public, not-for-profit character of the NHS is protected from any impact from the Transatlantic Trade and Industrial Partnership (TTIP) agreement  
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replacement for the DWP’s discredited Work Programme  
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introduce a Scottish Social Security Bill in the first year of the new parliament  

 

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frozen council tax
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invested over £1.7 billion in affordable housing
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abolished right to buy to preserve social housing stock
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30,000 new homes under construction of which 20,000 are social housing
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help to Buy Scheme has assisted 6,500 people buy homes
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plan to build at least 50,000 new affordable homes, a commitment worth more than £3 billion by the end of the next Parliament
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additional £195m over the next 3 years to extend the Help to Buy scheme

 

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paid all staff within their pay scheme, including NHS staff, a Living Wage since 2011
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have set a target of having over 500 businesses as Living Wage accredited employers by March 2016
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boosted apprenticeship numbers by almost 60 per cent
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have an additional 50,000 people in employment compared to 2007
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more than halved the gender gap between male and female employment
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women’s employment in Scotland 2nd highest in EU – UK sitting in 8th place
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continue to support the creation of skilled and well-paid job opportunities by investing in our skills base
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working with employers to address gender stereotypes and support more women across the workplace
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SNP MPs will vote to increase the minimum wage to £8.70 by 2020
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calling on the UK Government to raise the minimum wage for young people to £4.13 per hour by 2020
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spending £16 million this year to support the implementation of our youth employment strategy
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youth employment is at its highest level since 2005
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increase the overall number of apprenticeships from 25,000 to 30,000 a year by 2020
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abolish fees for employment tribunals
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public bodies to publish employment gender gap

 

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borders railway operational
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dualling the A9 underway
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Clyde based Ferguson’s shipyard preferred bidder for a £100m contract for two new ferries
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Queensferry Crossing underway
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Aberdeen bypass underway
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investment in rail improvements between Edinburgh and Glasgow and Aberdeen and Inverness
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transformation of our digital infrastructure

 

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new £40 million Growth Fund for small and medium sized enterprises
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established four Enterprise Areas across 15 sites
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establishment of additional enterprise area, BioCity in North Lanarkshire
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setting up a Business Development Bank
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investment of £200,000 in Regional Partnership Plans
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Small Business Bonus Scheme reduces the rates of 96,000 business properties
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continuing support of Oil and Gas industry by extending employment task force
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support our Innovation Centres with a £1 million Challenge Fund
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international exports increased by 20% in the three years from 201

 

IF RE-ELECTED WHAT WILL THE SNP DO?  
   
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increase free early learning and child care to 1,140 hours amounting to 30 hours a week, a commitment worth £4,500 a year for families across Scotland
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protect and increase the Scottish Police Authority budget, amounting to £100m over the next parliament
   
This section will be updated as announcements are made
 
Sources:  SNP.org and gov.scot Nov/Dec. 2015