Before you vote
3 May 2011
Take Labour's focus on youth unemployment, the SNP's renewables ambition, the Greens focus on climate change, the Tories focus on PSR and the Lib Dems plans to reform the enterprise network, and there you have an interesting cross party manifesto. If only it was that easy.
As a cross party and independent think tank we have no position or preference on who will win the Holyrood election, but we are relieved that there will be no more TV leader's debates for another five years.
We are much more concerned about how the next Scottish Government, whoever they may be, will reform our public services, regenerate our town centres, support cities & city regions to provide a robust economic recovery, and embed sustainability in all policy portfolios.
The resources provided in the bulletin will give you more than enough information to reach your decision, and if you're still undecided try out the Scottish Vote Compass.
Read our manifesto for the Holyrood election.
Read the CPPR election analysis.
Read a summary of party positions.
In direct contrast, we do take a clear position on the issue of AV (Alternative Vote). If we have an opportunity to change the anachronistic UK electoral system we have to take it. AV isn't perfect nor is it proportional, but it is a positive change.
The referendum isn't about Nick Clegg or the UK Coalition Government. It is about whether or not AV should replace First Past the Post as the UK's electoral system. There has been an incredible amount of mudslinging in this debate so make sure you know the facts by clicking here.