Saturday, August 5, 2017

SNP by-election fundraiser

Just thought I'd give a quick plug to a particularly important SNP campaign fundraiser.  There's a local government by-election taking place in early September in the Cardonald ward - and it's one of those STV paradoxes where Labour are defending the seat even though the SNP won the popular vote in the ward in May.  In theory it's a golden opportunity for the SNP to increase its representation on Glasgow City Council from 39 seats to 40, inching slightly closer to the magic number of 43 required for an absolute majority.  Unfortunately, however, the SNP only won the ward by a roughly 43% to 38% margin in May, and there's almost certainly been a swing to Labour since then (even if there's ongoing uncertainty over exactly how big that swing has been).  Labour probably ought to be regarded as the slight favourites for this contest, so the SNP's campaign on the ground will be all-important.

A relatively modest £1000 is being sought for the campaign - if you'd like to contribute, the fundraiser page can be found HERE.

There's also a by-election coming up in North Lanarkshire, which if anything is even more important, because it will decide whether the SNP remain the single largest party on the council.  If anyone spots a crowdfunder for that one, let me know and I'll post the details.

17 comments:

  1. The Nat sis are helping to cut jobs in the public sector.

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    1. Who are the "Nat sis"? Is that your name for Scottish Labour?

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    2. Speak to your nat sis on the SPT partnership committee. I am sure they will advise you on lost jobs and work transferred to the private sector!

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    3. Alas, I'm not on the SPT partnership committee, so I don't know any Labour councillors.

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    4. I've been wondering for months why he keeps talking about his sister Natalie. He doesn't seem to get on very well with her, I think they argue about politics a lot. But it's good he keeps telling us about her.

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    5. What a shame James as two of your supporters have benefited from the SPT policies.

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    6. State of this.

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  2. you been drinking GWC2? -
    Dr Martin Bartos, Chair, Glasgow City Council – Scottish Green Party,
    Alan Moir, Vice Chair, East Dunbartonshire – Labour,
    David Wilson, Vice Chair, Inverclyde – Scottish Conservative and Unionist
    the SPT was carved up in a dodgy deal involving the Greens, Labour and Tories

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    1. You fail to mention the ten nat sis who have not voiced any concern about cuts.
      And the chairman supports the nat si cause.
      So what about your two major supporters who are taking work from the public sector.

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    2. Since when is working in the public sector a problem? Of course, you have no friends, so you have none working in the public sector! Natch.

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  3. you ever served on a committee? away back under your bridge

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  4. Yea the anti Natzi League and the Nagasaki underground balloon ladies flying corp.

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  5. Finally confirmation you are a balloon

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    1. Not inflated like yourself fash bhoy.

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    2. Stench of this.

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  6. Also a by-election in Inverurie. Crowd funder here -https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rae-jardine?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Yimbyprojectpage&utm_content=rae-jardine&utm_campaign=projectpage-share-owner&utm_term=X6XaGEpQ5

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  7. Ah, the non-motile phase of the resident slime-mould.

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