Kingâ€™s Park candidate, Euan McCreath, has responded to expressed local concerns over poor buses, council services and the privatisation of our Post Offices:
"Essential public services must be exactly that - for the PUBLIC and a good SERVICE! It shouldn't simply be about money making but instead providing the best facilities for the people who use them by re-investing all profits directly back into the service.
"Our bus services are declining because the private bus companies are only interested in the popular, profitable routes. Buses must be re-regulated so that a first-class service is available to all at every time of the day. The 34 and 7 routes must be more regular, more reliable, easier to access, clean and affordable."
The Lib Dems have recently stated that they want to privatise the Post Office. What will be next - our schools, our hospitals and even our water open to foreign companies to make a profit? Unfortunately, that is what both Labour and the Lib Dems have planned. State assets must be treasured and capital investment used in the correct places. The Scottish National Party has long-term goals to improve Scotland for everyone who lives here - not short term policies that only last as long as the politician.
We shouldn't have to complain to the Council every time we want things done - parks and streets should be cleaned and maintained as a matter of course!! We need more people cleaning the streets and more bins which are regularly emptied. We must be proud of where we live!
Essential front-line services including nursery schooling will suffer as a result - we should not compromise any of our local services in order to please the Labour/Lib Dem Scottish Executive in Edinburgh. In an attempt to plug funding shortfalls, Labour councillors are selling areas of Glasgow's famous park land, green spaces and sports pitches for short-term gain. Our parklands and green spaces should be kept for the enjoyment of all of Glasgow's citizens and tourist visitors. We must have the investment from Central Government our city deserves - and see a significant return for the highest rates of council tax in Scotland.