On the steps of Bute House the day after May’s election, Nicola Sturgeon said ‘we will always respect the people - now and in the future. We simply ask that other parties do likewise’.

The Scottish Parliament, the representatives of the people of Scotland, has this week spoken with one voice on the planned cuts to local NHS services.

Before the election the SNP told people their local services were safe. Even the First Minister herself said that on the front page of a local newspaper.

Promises made before the election must be delivered on. It would be completely unacceptable for the SNP government to sit back and watch vital local services be hit with cuts, closures or downgrades.

The Scottish Parliament has made clear that the SNP government must call in these decisions - and Labour will make the case for them to be protected.

If the vote of this parliament, elected by the people of Scotland, doesn’t make the First Minister keep her promises, what will?

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