It's time for change

The 2024 General Election will be a choice between a chaotic and dysfunctional Tory Party that has failed Scotland for 14 years, and a Labour Party led by Keir Starmer that is on your side.

Under the Tories, our economy is in turmoil, bills have soared, mortgages are through the roof, pay is stagnating, and public services are crumbling.

Meanwhile, the SNP is divided and embroiled in scandal, putting its own party interest ahead of the national interest.

Scotland deserves better than both of these failing governments.

Anas Sarwar has changed the Scottish Labour Party so that we can change our country. 

Anas Sarwar

This election is an opportunity we cannot afford to miss.

We can call time on the division and decline of the Tories and the SNP.

Our country needs change, and Scottish Labour is ready to deliver it.

What will Labour do for Scotland? 

Our 6 first steps to change Scotland:

  1. Deliver economic stability with tough spending rules, so we can grow our economy and keep taxes, inflation and mortgages as low as possible.
  2. Cut NHS waiting times by investing in our NHS and funding 160,000 additional appointments every year in Scotland, paid for by cracking down on tax avoidance and non-dom loopholes.
  3. Set up GB Energy, a publicly owned clean power company, headquartered in Scotland, to cut bills for good and boost energy security, paid for by a windfall tax on oil and gas giants.
  4. Make work pay with a New Deal for Working People that will ban exploitative zero-hour contracts, end fire and rehire and deliver a genuine living wage.
  5. Create jobs and opportunities for young people by improving access to apprenticeships, supporting first-time buyers and creating 69,000 Scottish jobs in the clean energy industries of the future.
  6. Maximise Scotland’s influence using the UK’s global trade networks to promote Scottish businesses, boost exports and attract investment to create jobs.

Anas Sarwar and Jackie Baillie

You can get involved and help us deliver the change Scotland needs. Just click here, let us know your postcode, and we can direct you to your nearest campaigning session.

Campaigning takes lots of forms, from canvassing by knocking on voters’ doors and calling people on the phone, to leafleting and giving your local party office support. You can learn more about volunteering for Labour here.

The other huge difference you can make is donating to Scottish Labour’s campaign funds. The Tories so often win in this country because they always outspend us – and having raised campaign spending limits, they’re set to do the same again.

We need to keep up to have a chance in this election, so please consider donating to Scottish Labour .

How do I register to vote?

You can register to vote online in about five minutes. You’ll be asked for your National Insurance number, but it is not required.

The deadline to register to vote in the 2024 General Election is 11.59pm on Tuesday 18 June.

To register, you need to be over 16 (or over 14 in Scotland and Wales) and one of the following:

  • a British citizen
  • an Irish or EU citizen living in the UK
  • a Commonwealth citizen who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission
  • a citizen of another country living in Scotland or Wales who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission

What do I need to vote?

To vote in UK elections, you’ll need to show proof of ID, such as a passport or driving licence. You do not need your polling card. You need to be at least 18 to vote in the general election.

If you do not currently have photo ID, you can apply for voter ID that will allow you to vote. The deadline to apply for this is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

How do I register for a postal vote?

If you are likely to be away from home on polling day, or would like to vote by post, you can apply for a postal vote online or with a paper form.

To register, you will need to supply your address, your National Insurance number or passport number, and a photo of your handwritten signature.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June.

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