Communities Set for Another Round of Government Cuts
Councillors, Trades Unionists and community activists from across Central Scotland gathered outside the Scottish Parliament recently to campaign for a fair local government budget settlement.
The call comes as the Scottish Government outlined a package of funding cuts, which will have a significant impact on front-line services within communities.
Speaking after the protest, Mark said:
"The proposed cuts to council budgets for the forthcoming year is £327 million. This will have a devastating impact on jobs and vital front-line services.
"Derek Mackay’s budget will be a hammer-blow to our communities and it will hit the vulnerable hardest. I will not vote for a budget that cuts our public services and does not ask the richest few to pay their fare share. I will continue to advocate for a fair deal for our communities and actively fight these savage cuts."