Challenge for first 100 days
Plans to focus on recovery from the pandemic in the first 100 days of the next parliament have been welcomed by Banffshire and Buchan SNP candidate Karen Adam.
If re-elected, SNP leader Nicola Strugeon says her initial focus will be on keeping Scotland safe during the pandemic and helping kickstart a sustainable recovery.
Ms Adam said: "We a re living in unprecedented times and the problems we face require urgent and radical measures for our people now, and for the generation to come.
"The launch of 'First Steps' – a 100-day plan of serious and positive action to address what is needed from a committed and determined Government, sets out key actions to tackle the pandemic, support the NHS, invest in jobs and young people, support families and tackle the climate crisis."
She added she was also looking forward to being part of the team that would start work on longer term challenges – establishing a new Council for Economic Transformation, taking the first steps toward establishing a National Care Service and beginning work on a Minimum Income Guarantee.
“We have to seize the opportunities that are open to us so that we move forward better and bolder, for us now and for those who follow us in the future,” she said.
And Ms Adam added: “I’m determined that I and the party I represent for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, will get down to work immediately to tackle the major challenges we face as a country.”