Equal number by gender of parliamentary candidates.

Equal number of male and female parliamentary candidates. NICOLA Sturgeon is underlining  support for a legislated candidate quotas of 50 per cent women for all political parties by 2020. The Scottish First Minister is speaking at a conference next month organised by the Women 50:50 campaign that was recently awarded funding by the Joseph Rowntree…

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.scot: Health boards to reduce cancer waiting times

Health boards to reduce cancer waiting times Health boards share over £4 million to reduce cancer waiting times after performance target drop and will help improve on diagnostic wait across country and provide local support. In the first quarter of 2015, 91.8 per cent of patients urgently referred with suspicion of cancer began treatment within…

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Scot: Sturgeon to fight to increase state pension age

Nicola Sturgeon warns she will fight increase in the state pension age in Scotland. The First Minister warned this should not happen in Scotland while life expectancy lags behind the UK and Europe. The Scottish First Minister today set out the SNP pensioners’ plan which also includes a pledge to keep the winter fuel allowance…

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