Keir Starmer and Anas Sarwar will today call for a UK-wide focus on ‘national recovery’ from the pandemic. UK Labour leader Starmer will join Scottish Labour leader Sarwar to pay tribute to frontline NHS workers in Scotland.
Keir Starmer said:
“Scottish Labour, under Anas’s leadership, is the only party serious about tackling the injustices which have been brutally exposed by Covid. Whether it’s education, the economy or Scotland’s NHS, a vote for Scottish Labour in May is a vote to secure Scotland’s recovery.”
Speaking ahead of a visit to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Starmer added that Scotland’s recovery “must be the number one priority for its government”.
Anas Sarwar revealed earlier this week that Scottish Labour’s Holyrood campaign for May’s election will prioritise unity over division, with a ‘national recovery plan’ including a jobs recovery, an NHS recovery, an education recovery, a climate recovery and a communities recovery.
“At this election we will be prioritising unity over division. After everything we have been through across the entire UK, we can’t return to the old arguments.
Over the past year, our NHS staff in every nation and region of the UK have worked so hard under intense pressure. But our thanks is not enough – we need a relentless focus on a national recovery plan which prioritises our NHS, so that we never again have to choose between treating a virus or treating cancer.”