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2 General Election Special Thursday May 7 th 2015

3 What is the General Election about? The General Election is where everyone in Britain gets to say who they think should run the country They vote by post or by going to polling station and making their choice on a piece of paper. The vote will be on Thursday May 7 th 2015.

4 The General Election Video

5 What did you vote in the Referendum on Independence? 1.Yes 2.No 3.Didn’t vote

6 Who Is Involved? Edinburgh London

7 Who Is Involved London Houses Of Parliament NOT Edinburgh Scottish Parliament

8 The Powers of the Westminster over Scotland

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10 What Would You Say To A Politician About The General Election?

11 Picture Question - Who do you like? 1.David Cameron 2.Alex Salmond 3.Ed Miliband

12 Video Question (click pictures) Do you like what they say? 1.David Cameron 2.Alex Salmond 3.Ed Miliband

13 Picture Question - Who do you like? 1.Ruth Davidson 2.Nicola Sturgeon 3.Jim Murphy

14 What Other Politicians Do You Like?

15 What will the politicians do for people with learning disabilities Mary Scanlon Stewart Hosie Jim Murphy Conservative SNP Labour

16 Which one did you think was best? 1.Mary Scanlon Conservative 2.Stewart Hosie SNP 3.Jim Murphy Labour

17 Thinking about what they said For those who voted for Jim Murphy only, can you think of something that Stuart Hosie said that you liked For those who voted for Stuart Hosie only, can you think of something that Jim Murphy said that you liked

18 What Labour Says

19 Only Ed Miliband Can Replace David Cameron 1.I like this 2.I don’t like this 3.I don’t know

20 What the SNP says

21 Only the SNP can stand up for Scotland 1.I like this 2.I don’t like this 3.I don’t know

22 What the Conservatives Say

23 Only the Conservatives can stop Labour 1.I like this 2.I don’t like this 3.I don’t know

24 What would you like to know more about? 1.The NHS 2.Welfare Benefits 3.Defence and Nuclear Weapons 4.The Economy 5.Jobs

25 The Economy Conservatives: Be in budget surplus by through spending cuts, not tax rises, while raising NHS spending. Labour Get the current budget into surplus as soon as possible. No additional borrowing for new spending. Reintroduce the 50p top rate of income tax for earnings over £150,000. SNP: Oppose UK plans which will allow fracking beneath people's homes without consent. Invest in offshore wind farming. Support an international bank tax and limits to industry bonuses.

26 Help For Jobs Conservatives: Create three million apprenticeships to be paid for by benefit cuts. Labour: Guarantee a job for under 25s unemployed for over a year and adults unemployed for more than two years. Create a million new high technology, green jobs by Ban "exploitative" zero hour contracts. SNP: Introduce gender quotas on public boards. Living wage "a central priority" in all Scottish government contracts. Continue the 'small business bonus'.

27 The NHS Conservatives: An extra £2bn into frontline health services across the UK, with an extra £8bn a year above inflation by Labour: Spend an extra £10.5bn a year above inflation on the NHS. The money will come from three sources - a new "mansion" tax, clamping down on tax avoidance by big corporations and a new tax on tobacco companies. SNP: Reduce the number of senior managers in the NHS by 25% over the next parliament. Streamline the work of health boards. Real terms increases in year-on- year NHS spending.

28 Welfare Benefits Conservatives: No increase in benefits for working-age people for two years to save £3bn. Cut benefit cap to £23,000. Withdraw Jobseeker's Allowance from young people after six months unless they take part in "community projects". Labour: Freeze energy prices until Increase in the minimum wage from £6.50-an-hour to £8-an-hour by Rises in child benefit capped at 1% for the first two years of the next parliament. Winter fuel allowance would be withdrawn from the wealthiest pensioners. SNP: Oppose cuts to in-work benefits. Support moves to extend paternity leave. Introduce a maximum combined withdrawal rate for benefits and reforms to employment support allowance and cold weather payments.

29 Defence and Nuclear Weapons Conservatives: Replace Trident. Labour: Commit in law to holding a Strategic Defence and Security Review every 5 years. Outlaw discrimination and abuse of Armed Forces personnel. SNP: Oppose nuclear weapons and push for removal of Trident submarines from Scotland. Promote peaceful alternatives to armed conflict.

30 What Would You Say To Politicians About These Issues?

31 What Do People With Learning Disabilities Think?

32 Who are you going to vote for? 1.Labour 2.SNP 3.Conservative 4.Lib Dems 5.Greens 6.Socialists

33 Don’t Forget To Vote


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