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This website was established whilst I was the Member of Parliament for Glasgow East. As Parliament has now dissolved, there are no MPs until after the election on May 7th.

As Scottish Labour Party Candidate for Glasgow East in the upcoming, I will be using this website to keep people up to date with the campaign.

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Following the publication of Accident and Emergency Waiting times, which revealed that the Glasgow Royal Infirmary has again missed the waiting time target, I have written to the Health Secretary demanding support for the hospital and patients.

People in my constituency, and across Glasgow, deserve better.The Scottish Government must take immediate action to ensure that patients get the care they need, when they need it.

A full copy of my letter to the Health Secretary is below.

 

Shona Robison MSP

Health Secretary

St. Andrew’s House

Regent Road

Edinburgh

EH1 3DG

 

24th March 2015

Dear Shona

I have been contacted by many constituents who are worried about the A&E department at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

As you will know, in the past four weeks of weekly A&E statistics, 1238 people have had to wait for more than the target time of four hours for A&E treatment at the Royal. Once again, in statistics released today, the Glasgow Royal Infirmary has missed its target.

This week’s A&E statistics confirm that the Scottish Government’s A&E treatment target has been missed for the past 284 weeks.

I visited the Royal Infirmary earlier this year and I know the pressure that staff there are facing. They are doing their best with stretched resources, but they need more support.

I would appreciate an update from you of the action the Government are taking to meet the waiting time target and any additional support that may be offered to improve waiting times for patients.

Yours sincerely

Margaret Curran MP

Member of Parliament for Glasgow East

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The gap between the Tory’s rhetoric in the budget and the reality for families across Scotland couldn’t be wider.

Yesterday, George Osborne tried to tell the country that everything is going to plan.

But for the first time ever, people will be worse off at the end of the Parliament than at the beginning to the tune of £1600 each.

We know that when working people succeed, Scotland succeeds, and for the past five years working people have paid the price for this Government’s failure.

Cruel cuts like the bedroom tax have hit the poorest the hardest. Ordinary people have been hit by Tory tax rises, while every millionaire has received a £43,000 tax cut.

We need to get rid of the Tories. We need to stop Tory austerity. And we can – by electing a Labour Government in just 49 days.

We’ll fix our economy fairly, with a better plan. We’ll introduce a 50p tax rate for the wealthiest few, tax bankers bonuses to pay for guaranteed jobs for our young people and use a UK wide mansion tax to get 1000 extra nurses into the NHS.

That’s the real change you can have in just 49 days with Labour.

 

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