Saturday, May 13, 2017

List of links to SNP crowdfunders in battleground seats

As you probably know, many individual SNP candidates are running crowdfunders for the forthcoming general election.  All of them are well worth supporting, but it's fair to say you'll get the best bang for your buck if you particularly donate to candidates in constituencies which the SNP are not guaranteed to win.  So as a public service, here is a list of links to SNP crowdfunders in constituencies which the party did not win in 2015, or where there is some sort of evidence (sometimes strong, sometimes questionable) that there may be a chance of another party winning this time around.

JOANNA CHERRY, Edinburgh South-West
CALLUM McCAIG, Aberdeen South
JOHN NICOLSON, East Dunbartonshire
STUART DONALDSON, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
RICHARD ARKLESS, Dumfries and Galloway
STEPHEN GETHINS, North-East Fife
ANGUS ROBERTSON, Moray
TONI GIUGLIANO, Edinburgh West
ALEX SALMOND, Gordon
EILIDH WHITEFORD, Banff and Buchan
STEVEN PATERSON, Stirling
JIM EADIE, Edinburgh South
GEORGE KEREVAN, East Lothian
TASMINA AHMED-SHEIKH, Ochil and South Perthshire
OWEN THOMPSON, Midlothian
PHIL BOSWELL, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
ROGER MULLIN, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
BRENDAN O'HARA, Argyll and Bute
CHRIS STEPHENS, Glasgow South-West
ANGELA CRAWLEY, Lanark and Hamilton East
KIRSTEN OSWALD, East Renfrewshire
CALUM KERR, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
MIRIAM BRETT, Orkney and Shetland
MÀIRI McALLAN, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
CORRI WILSON, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

12 comments:

  1. Brendan O'Hara in Argyll & Bute Are you seriously suggesting that Alan Reid, recently elected as a councillor, has any chance of taking this seat back..?

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    1. There are three parties with a recent-ish history in Argyll and Bute, not two. If anything, Alan Reid's candidacy may work in the SNP's favour by preventing the unionist vote breaking decisively for the Tories.

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  2. Does pistol Pete Wishart not have a crowdfunder?

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    1. There may be one, but I couldn't find it.

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  3. Is there really a significant chance of Chris Stephens losing Glasgow SW? Or, for that matter, of the SNP taking O&S?

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    1. I was taking a maximalist approach to the ones they might lose. To understand what's going on in Orkney & Shetland, you'd need to first crack the mystery of why the SNP did so well two years ago and then so poorly one year ago, and I don't know the answer to that. Individual candidates may matter more in that sort of constituency than they do elsewhere.

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    2. The issue in Orkney and Shetland is the coalescence of the union vote round the Lib Dems. Only the Lib Dem candidate and the SNP candidate (who increased the SNP vote from the previous Holyrood election) kept their deposits. Orkney has a huge postal vote which is heavily Lib Dem and hustings etc were scheduled to take place after the postal vite was issued.

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    3. Referring to Orkney only above vis a vis Holyrood 2016.

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  4. They are in the whole, glad to say being funded in full. Would be really, really interesting to see make up of official candidate spends by constituency, so crowdfunded, party contributions and votes cast for them. I bet people vote Unionists but would never put their hand in their pocket to get them elected like SNP, Green supporters would.

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