Tories launch their ‘Common Sense’ Economy manifesto


The Scottish Conservatives have launched their Common Sense on the Economy manifesto today.

Speaking as she launched the manifesto from the Tunnock’s factory in Uddingston, Annabel Goldie, Scottish Conservative Leader, said: “I am delighted to be launching this manifesto from one of Scotland’s great success stories. Tunnock’s is an example of what can be achieved through sheer hard work and dedication.


“We need more Tunnock’s in Scotland and where we can help is by creating a framework to let our economy flourish. That means helping businesses grow, to provide more opportunity and wealth for all.

“Scottish Conservatives have already taken action in the last parliament. We forced the SNP Government to accelerate business rate cuts for our smallest businesses – a move FSB Scotland estimates saved one in eight of these small businesses from going under.

“In the most recent budget, we secured a £26m boost to business – £16m for construction and £10m for business start ups and exporting. These measures will create over 10,000 jobs in Scotland. That is real help in these tough times. But we can do more. I want an entrepreneurial, dynamic, thriving Scotland. A Scotland that backs small business, providing a framework for them to succeed and prosper.

“This manifesto is full of ideas to get us started. It is common sense for us to grow Scotland’s economy and that is exactly what we will do.”