The 2021 Scottish Parliament elections come at a critical juncture for tackling poverty in Scotland. With the pandemic having pulled ever-greater numbers of people into poverty, the next Scottish Parliament will be required to take more action to boost incomes, reduce the cost of living, and loosen the grip of poverty on people's lives.
This event, taking place 5.30pm - 7pm on Tuesday 6th April, will be chaired by Fiona Garven (Director, SCDC) and will bring together representatives from Scotland's political parties to set out their parties' plans for tackling poverty in the coming years.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to pose questions to the party representatives, pressing them on the action they'll take to solve poverty and inequality in Scotland.
Panellists will include:
- Shirley-Anne Somerville, SNP
- Anas Sarwar, Labour
- Alison Johnstone, Greens
- Willie Rennie, Liberal Democrats
- Rachael Hamilton, Conservatives
- Peter Kelly, Director, Poverty Alliance
Registration is essential but open to all.