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“No tax hikes in Scotland” candidate tells local voters

With the political campaigns for the Scottish Parliament officially underway, local Conservative candidate Jamie Greene released a message to voters in North Ayrshire telling them that he would "fight against any tax hikes for hard working tax payers in Scotland."

Get on with the day job, local Conservative tells SNP

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged by local Conservative candidate Jamie Greene to "face reality" and admit that her case for separation is "broken" after figures revealed huge gaps between the economies of Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Local Conservative candidate “outraged at Further Education cuts” by SNP

 A Scottish Funding Council scheme to help poorer pupils into university has been halted after the SNP made a cut to its budget of more than three per cent. The SFC says it will be forced to ditch its project to secure additional places at university for 2016/17 for “widening access” schemes. 

Candidate “disappointed” at “missed opportunity” by local MP’s question to PM.

Local SNP Patricia Gibson last week opened the Westminster debate at Prime Minister’s Questions with a question posed on the fiscal framework plans which were agreed between the UK and Scottish governments. In a rare opportunity to open the session with the coveted slot of “first question to the Prime Minister”, the local MP suggested that the UK government had proposed to take away £7Bn from the Scottish budget. The Prime Minister responded by saying the SNP were continuing the narrative of “grievance after a deal has been struck” and that “they should focus on governance” instead.