Rishi Sunak is the UK’s new Prime Minister – and it’s clear he’s the best man for the job.
After less than two weeks in office, Rishi has already provided the economic stability we need, calming the financial markets and hugely improving our economic outlook. Rishi is the man to see us safely through the tough economic challenges ahead.
But what many of us in Scotland will be wondering is whether he’s the right man to stand up for the Union?
With the SNP pushing their divisive agenda more desperately every day, we need a PM who will deliver for Scotland’s real priorities and make the case for the Union at every opportunity.
Luckily, in Rishi Sunak we have a leader with a track record of standing up for Scotland – not just in words but in actions.
Here are the top six things Rishi Sunak has delivered for Scotland, so far. 👇
Rishi Sunak provided almost £15 billion worth of support for Scotland’s public services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Scottish Government’s own figures confirm that Rishi delivered a whopping £14.4bn of Covid support for Scotland – that’s thousands of pounds per person.
During the pandemic, Rishi protected over one million Scottish jobs.
911,900 Scottish jobs were saved by Rishi Sunak’s furlough scheme, while 175,000 self-employed Scots used the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to protect their livelihoods.
Rishi Sunak has delivered an increase of £4.6 billion for the Scottish Budget next year – the biggest block grant since devolution 🇬🇧🏴#Budget2021 pic.twitter.com/FxWplYcngQ
— Scottish Conservatives (@ScotTories) October 29, 2021
He helped nearly 100,000 Scottish businesses survive the pandemic.
93,865 Scottish businesses received Bounce Back loans to help them survive and thrive after the Covid pandemic.
He provided the Scottish Government with the largest ever block grant in devolution history.
The Scottish Government’s core funding for 2022-23 is £41 billion, the largest ever block grant since devolution. This is set to rise even higher over the next few years.
In @RishiSunak we have a Prime Minister with a track record of standing up for Scotland – not just in words but in actions.
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— Scottish Conservatives (@ScotTories) November 5, 2022
Rishi announced a cost-of-living support package worth £1,200 for 8 million low income households across the UK in May.
Scotland’s most vulnerable households will receive up to £1,200 of extra help from the UK Government’s first cost-of-living support package announced in May. Including £300 through the Winter Fuel Payment, £400 from the energy bills grant, and £150 from the council tax rebate.
Rishi delivered £170 million of direct investment in Scotland through the UK-wide levelling up fund.
Rishi is bringing jobs and opportunities to communities right across Scotland through millions of pounds’ worth of direct investment, including £20m for Aberdeen city centre and almost £40m to improve vital transport links near Paisley.