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SNP release ‘jam-packed’ agenda for Aberdeen conference

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THE SNP have released their agenda for their 88th annual conference set to take place in Aberdeen next month.

The conference – which will be in-person for the first time since the pandemic struck – will be held at the city’s Event Complex from Saturday, October 8, to Monday, October 10.

Resolutions on homelessness, renewable energy, and raising the school starting age are all included in a “jam-packed” few days of discussion and debate.

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The SNP said: “With broken Britain in the spotlight like never before, the disastrous decisions of the Tories are leaving households on the brink amid the cost-of-living crisis.

“Get ready to join us in Aberdeen as we showcase our plans for a different future for Scotland.

“Whether this will be your first conference, or another one of many, this is not one you will want to miss.”

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The first day will include debates on consulting with communities about the proposed reopening of the Rosyth to Zebrugge ferry link, improving community bus services, and re-establishing rail links to Fraserburgh and Peterhead.

There have also been motions lodged calling for the party to commit to enacting national abortion clinic buffer zone legislation and introducing a Real Living Pension in Scotland once independence is achieved.

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On the Sunday, there will be talks on greater investment in renewable energy – with a motion calling for retail parks to only include buildings with a load-bearing capacity capable of safely carrying solar panels – and building the civic independence movement.

A motion put forward by president Michael Russell – among others – will call for conference to support the adoption of a code of conduct which would be adhered to by all organisations involved in the Yes movement in all campaigning.

On Monday, conference will consider motions on plans to extend universal free school meal provision to secondary schools, raising the formal school start age to six and paid menstrual leave in an independent Scotland  – which would give women paid time off work if they are suffering from extreme period pain.

To view the full agenda, click here.

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