Welcome to The Courier’s morning politics briefing, it’s everything you need to know about politics in your region, and across the country, before you start your day.
New this morning:
- Exclusive: Lib Dems’ manifesto to call for greater support for unpaid carers.
- Scottish election 2021: Lib Dem plan to keep new teachers in ‘hard to fill’ vacancies.
- Nicola Sturgeon: Why not Scotland?
- Labour vows to create 170,000 new jobs with recovery plans.
- Dental charges axed first for young Scots who have been in care, Sturgeon says.
- Scottish Greens want new ferry routes to link Scotland with Europe.
- Some Scottish travel restrictions are lifting from today – here’s everything you need to know.
Coming up today:
- Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie will launch the Scottish Liberal Democrat election manifesto this morning.
Coming up today on Election Hub Live we’re joined by Mr Rennie to discuss his party’s manifesto; and specialist disinformation reporter Seana Davis in Dublin tells us more about why some countries might be interested to interfere in the Holyrood election. Watch live at 2pm on our website and Facebook page – or catch the re/stream at any time.
- Douglas Ross will launch the Scottish Conservative infrastructure plan in Aberdeen.
- Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar and UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will be airside at Edinburgh Airport to talk about the party’s plans for job creation.
In case you missed it
- SNP manifesto: Nicola Sturgeon unveils election spending plan.
- SNP manifesto: Key promises and spending plans.
- Ground work: Douglas Ross promises agricultural policy blueprint within 100 days.
- Election Hub Live: SNP’s Jenny Gilruth commits to ‘greater coherence’ on international aid and development goals, if re-elected.
- Scottish Election 2021: Here’s what happened on the campaign trail on April 15.