A second independence referendum will not derail the delivery of Frank’s Law, the Scottish Government has pledged.
Shadow Health Secretary Miles Briggs said promises given to Amanda Kopel by the SNP must not be broken “for the sake of the Indyref2 crusade”.
His comments were described as “disgraceful and irresponsible scaremongering” by the Scottish Government, which is committed to introducing the law by April next year.
The new legislation will benefit at least 9,000 families in Scotland by extending free personal care to people with dementia under the age of 65.
Amanda, from Kirriemuir, spearheaded the campaign in honour of her late husband, Dundee United legend Frank, who died in 2014 after a battle with dementia.
Mr Briggs said: “After so much campaigning by Amanda and the Frank’s Law campaign, the SNP will not be forgiven if it does not deliver this policy by next April.
“We will continue to monitor the implementation of this policy to ensure that promises given to Mrs Kopel by the SNP are not broken for the sake of the Indyref2 crusade.”
A spokesman for Health Secretary Shona Robison said: “This is disgraceful and irresponsible scaremongering from Miles Briggs.
“He should apologise for this completely bogus claim and for trying to politicise an issue affecting some of society’s most vulnerable people and their families.”