Scottish election 2021: Labour manifesto for education

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Henry Hepburn

Scottish election 2021: Labour manifesto for education

Scottish Labour has today launched its manifesto for the 6 May Scottish Parliament election.

Scottish Parliament election 2021: Labour's manifesto pledges on education

Here are some of Labour's key manifesto commitments on education:


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Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar said: “This isn’t an ordinary type of election, it is a pandemic election and too many of the other politicians and too many of the other political parties want to take us back to the old arguments...I don’t want us to come through that collective trauma of Covid and go back to those old arguments.

“Imagine what we could achieve if we focused on what unites us a country, not what divides us.”

Mr Sarwar added: “Imagine if we obsessed about education in the next Parliament, imagine if we obsessed about the NHS in the next Parliament, imagine if we obsessed about jobs and economy in the next Parliament, imagine if we obsessed about eradicating child poverty, imagine if we obsessed about challenging the climate emergency.”

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Henry Hepburn

Henry Hepburn

Henry Hepburn is the news editor for Tes Scotland

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