Scottish Labour members in West Lothian met in in Murieston Village Hall on Saturday 19th May for the ‘West Lothian Local Campaign Forum Conference’.
Guest speakers included Scottish Labour Leader, Richard Leonard, Neil Findlay MSP, and Leader of West Lothian Council Lawrence Fitzpatrick.
Topics of discussion included an update on West Lothian Labour’s manifesto implementation and Scottish Labour’s vision for a fairer and more equal society by re-addressing the balance of power and wealth.
Neil Findlay MSP said:
“The Scottish Government refuses to use the powers of the Scottish Parliament to end cuts to local government.
“Councils are seeing their budgets slashed year on year -; they’ve lost 8.8 per cent between 2010 and 2017, in West Lothian that amounts to £100 million.
“Labour members, like the rest of the public, are sick to the back teeth with cuts that impact on communities. Members met in Murieston to continue the fightback and prepare an alternative that speaks for the many, not the few.
“”It’s time to use the powers of the Parliament to invest in our communities and build a fairer society the future.”