The next Scottish Labour Party conference will be taking place in Glasgow from Friday, 16 February to Sunday, 18 February 2024.
In the year since our last conference, Scottish politics has been shaken to its very core. Tectonic plates have shifted.
The Tories have crashed the economy and shown nothing but complete and utter moral bankruptcy in their politics.
The SNP is mired in sleaze and scandal – too distracted to govern our country, too distracted to deliver for the people of Scotland.
Scottish Labour? Well, in October, we won a historic by-election victory in Rutherglen and Hamilton West, earning more than double the SNP vote share.
In Selby and Ainsty, Mid Bedfordshire, and Tamworth Labour came first. Across the country, people voted for change. Across the country, people voted to give the UK our future back. Across the country, we’ve shown we can win.
And, for the first time in almost a decade, Scottish Labour has overtaken the SNP in the polls. We are once again the party that speaks for the hopes and aspirations of the people of Scotland.
Since we last met, the cost of living crisis has grown worse, 1 in 7 Scots are still languishing on an NHS waiting list, and as millions of Scots struggle, both the SNP and the Tories continue to put their divisive priorities before those of the people of this country.
But our recent victories show that people want an end to the incompetence. An end to the chaos. An end to the division. An end to the politics which pits community against community, pits Scot against Scot, and puts the status quo before change.
Politics isn’t a game. It’s about service. Politics – Labour politics – is about changing lives. It’s about delivering a future where everyone can live up to their potential. Fundamentally, it’s about serving the people of Scotland.
That is what the SNP and Tories have forgotten. But every community can now choose change.
Join us for this turning point conference. Only together, through hard work and humility, can we work together to deliver the change Scotland needs.