Only an SNP vote in Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse can stop Westminster cuts.

Two local MPs have faced criticism this week – after it was revealed they voted along with the Tories in the House of Commons, backing the Coalition's austerity cuts. Both Tom Greatrex and Jimmy Hood backed the Parliamentary motion to bring on more cuts.

"In spite of the fact that communities across this constituency are suffering from the impact of the cuts already in place, the Labour party has decided that its future lies not with the people of Scotland but with the Tory party in Westminster," said Christina McKelvie, MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse.

"Just as they sided with the Tories in the Referendum Labour have again shown their true colours and it is now clearer than ever that only by voting SMP can we challenge Westminster's obsession with austerity cuts," she added.

"It's clear that the toxic alliance has survived and thrived upon its cosy togetherness during the referendum campaign when Jimmy Hood declared that he would still vote NO even if Scotland would be better off economically under independence. He declared that 'even if the SNP was right and there was a grand, great thing at the end of the rainbow for the SNP and its debate for independence, I would still be against it.'

"Politics needs to have space for sharing interests and surely that which is in the best interests of Scotland should count for more than petty political point-scoring? Clearly Mr Hood does not agree."

Constituency voters have already expressed condemnation towards the Labour party view of social justice. One student tweeted: "So my local MP Jim Hood said today 'I don't care if Scotland could be better off. I'd still vote no. A discraceful performance from my local MP."

Ms McKelvie responded saying: "There we have it, straight from the horse's mouth – Jimmy Hood has finally said what we have already known for a while – that the No campaign doesn't care what is in the best interests of Scotland."

A total of 28 Labour MPs present in the House of Commons voted with the Coalition Government to pursue austerity measures that will lead to another £30 billion in cuts to the Scottish budget.