Falkirk East Labour candidate Allyson Black: Scottish Parliament elections 2021
I am standing as the Scottish Labour Party and Scottish Co-operative Party candidate for Falkirk East because I believe it is time for change.
Falkirk East has not had strong representation at the Scottish Parliament.
A vote for me will change that.
I am strong-minded and determined to make a difference.
I live in the area, know the issues and have built up a reputation for getting things done.
If elected I will concentrate on helping get our country back on its feet after the pandemic.
I am against holding another referendum, we have too many problems to deal with: child poverty and in work poverty rising, life expectancy falling.
We deserve better.
It’s important our NHS is looked after.
We need to train more doctors and nurses and get waiting lists down quickly.
Children should get a world class education and decent jobs when they leave school.
The best way to reduce poverty is give people secure jobs with, a decent living wage.
Supporting small businesses as they create and provide those jobs will be a priority.
Good mental health is vitally important.
Labour would invest to improve and expand services, properly funding councils so they can ensure the parks and green spaces that have become so important to us over the last year are given higher priority.
I am honest, hard working and reliable, I have a long record of public service.
As a former nurse who is a councillor on Falkirk Council, I am on your side.