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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

28 Scottish Labour MPs voted for more Tory cuts

It has been revealed 28 Scottish Labour MPs voted with the Tory-led government for its "Charter for Budget Responsibility" which will mean billions in of cuts and tax rises over the next five years.

List of Scottish Labour MPs voting with the Tory-led government on further cuts:

  • Douglas Alexander (Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
  • Willie Bain (Glasgow North East)
  • Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire) 
  • Anne Begg (Aberdeen South)
  • Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway)
  • Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
  • Margaret Curran (Glasgow East)
  • Iain Davidson (Glasgow South West)
  • Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife)
  • Brian Donohoe (Central Ayshire)
  • Frank Doran (Aberdeen North)
  • Gemma Doyle (West Dunbartonshire)
  • Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
  • David Hamilton (Midlothian)
  • Tom Harris (Glasgow South)
  • Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East)
  • Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
  • Iain MacKenzie (Inverclyde)
  • Michael McCann (East Kilbride, Stathaven and Lesmahagow)
  • Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch)
  • Anne McGuire (Stirling)
  • Graham Morrice (Livingston)
  • Iain Murray (Edinburgh South)
  • Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts)
  • Fiona O’Donnell (East Lothian)
  • John Robertson (Glasgow North West)
  • Frank Roy (Motherwell and Wishaw)
  • Anas Sarwar (Glasgow Central)
Commenting, the SNP's Treasury spokesperson Stewart Hosie said: "Labour have shown their true colours in siding with the Tories, and it shows now even more clearly that only by voting SNP can Westminster's obsession with imposing austerity cuts - that just don't work - be changed. George Osborne is committed to continued austerity which will hit Scottish public services- and tonight he has been backed by Scottish Labour. The Scottish Labour MPs who voted tonight with the Tories represent some of the areas which have been hardest hit by government austerity measures, and it will be ordinary, hard-working people in their constituencies who will continue to suffer."

"The SNP in government has a strong record on protecting our public services and supporting public sector workers – including the recent funding announced for NHS boards across the country. But the impact of Westminster’s austerity agenda is continuing to be felt – and with more cuts being passed down the line , the strain on our vital public services can only increase." Mr Hosie added.