Sunday, 12 October 2014

'Aye-pad' winner as SNP membership soars



Cunninghame South MSP Margaret Burgess this week presented constituent Irene McKenzie with an ‘Aye-pad’ as a winner in the national raffle organised by the pro-independence campaign YES Scotland.

Presenting the local woman with her ipad, Mrs Burgess reflected on the “enthusiasm and energy” of the YES campaign in North Ayrshire, and revealed that the SNP has seen “an incredible influx of new members in Irvine, Kilwinning, Stevenston, Saltcoats, Ardrossan and across the rest of the district” since the referendum on September 18th.

Nationally, the SNP has seen its membership grow to over 80,000, making it the third-largest political party in the entire UK.

Margaret Burgess said, “I was very pleased to present Irene with her ipad from the YES campaign draw, and I’m hopeful she’ll use it to keep in touch with the growing ranks of new SNP members and to encourage others to join. 

“The YES campaign locally spoke to and inspired so many people who had never been involved in politics before, and I’m absolutely delighted that this new spirit of democratic participation is carrying on, with hundreds of new people joining the SNP in my constituency and across North Ayrshire.”

The local MSP says the massive influx of new members “puts the SNP is in a strong position to get the best deal for Scotland – and hold the Westminster parties to account on their vow of substantial new powers.”

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