• STV
  • MySTV

Labour pledges 20,000 jobs for Scots

Future Jobs Fund is vital for employment, claims Scottish party’s leader.

Iain Gray: “20,000 reasons why Scotland should not vote Tory.”
© STV

Scottish Labour’s leader Iain Gray said today that the party will get 20,000 unemployed youngsters back into work.

Mr Gray said the Future Jobs Fund, which has secured 10,000 jobs for Scots in the last year, was vital in boosting employment among the young.

He also claimed that Conservative opposition to the fund showed they were not "on the side of Scottish families".

Mr Gray said: "The Future Jobs Fund has created 10,000 jobs in Scotland in the last year. Labour set up the fund to help deal with the recession and get people back into work.

"The Tories voted against it. They opposed every single one of those jobs."

Mr Gray, on a visit to a training scheme in Dundee, pledged that Labour would create another 20,000 jobs from the same fund to boost employment in Scotland.

Claiming that the Conservatives haven’t learned the lessons of the 1980s, he said: "The risk of the Tories does not come from what they did 15 years ago. It comes from what they do now.

"In the Scottish Parliament they vote against measures that would create jobs.

"They cannot pretend to be on the side of Scottish families when they constantly oppose things that would help families. This is 20,000 more reasons why Scotland should not vote for a Tory government.”

The £1billion Future Jobs Fund was set up last year to create jobs for young people who are out of work.

It aims to create 150,000 jobs across the UK, two-thirds of which are aimed at 18-24 year olds who have been unemployed for nearly a year.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This must be at least 6 characters long.
ShowHide
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long.
You must be over 16 to join STV.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
We need this to check that you live in an STV region.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid postcode
Would you like us to email you about our great shows and services from time to time?
We'll only send emails we think you'll like (see example) based on information you have supplied and shows you have watched on STV Player. For details on emails and advertising, see our STV & You page.
Would you like to receive emails from the Scottish Children's Lottery about draws, instant games and competitions?
We support the Scottish Children's Lottery (SCL), which is managed by our colleagues at STV ELM Ltd. You can find out more about the SCL on its website, including its Privacy Policy.

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, and understand our Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.