SNP has launched its ‘ambitious deliverable’ manifesto for Fife ahead of May 5th council election, highlighting its commitment to recovery and renewal which sits at the heart of its five-year plan.David Alexander, SNP group leader, said his party was putting forward policies that would help the Kingdom’s recovery and renewal – and “make life better for the people of Fife,” and he pledged: “We will work with the Scottish Government, not against, and will hold them to account if required.”
The SNP, which has been in a joint administration with Labour for the past five years, says it is the only party to field enough candidates to form an administration outright.
Ann Verner, who currently represents the St Andrews ward on Fife Counclor the SNP, is the SNP candidate.
Mr Alexander said: “I am delighted with the diverse team of candidates we have. The biggest crisis right now is the cost of living. A lot of projects that will make a difference in Fife are at the embryonic stage – once they come together that’s when the real difference is going to happen. We need to make sure they keep coming.”
Education pledges for the 2022 election include devolving part of the council’s budget to deliver local priorities, an increase the number of teachers over the next five years and more state of the art primary and secondary schools, with extensions coming for Viewforth High School in Kirkcaldy and Auchmuty High in Glenrothes, and refurbishment of Balwearie High School.
As regards housing, the party said it would add to the council’s housing stock, building new homes and buying back larger ones, and focus on bringing the roads network up to scratch.
Mr Alexander concluded “This is an ambitious and deliverable manifesto. It touches the interests of everyone in our communities.”
Picture: David Alexander launches Fife SNP manifesto.