Monthly Update

Bo’ness SNP monthly update – February 2021

Welcome to our monthly update for February 2021.

We are living in extremely trying times. If you feel that you would benefit from assistance from one of your elected SNP representatives, please visit the “representatives” page on this website, which contains contact details for Bo’ness’ MP and MSP, and our local SNP councillor, Ann Ritchie.

To start off with, we’d like to welcome our two new members this month – Leslie and Beverley. We always appreciate new members, and we like to regularly keep in touch via email. If you’d like to contact us, you can do so at our ‘contact’ page.

This month, our campaign to get Michelle Thomson elected as our local MSP has gotten underway.

We launched our campaign to get as many of our supporters to get register to vote, and register for a postal vote, as possible. The below video is available on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels, and has reached a combined audience of over a thousand people. We have spoken to all of our members, and regularly shared information on our social media and email channels.

We also enjoyed some coverage in the local newspaper for this, which you can read for yourself by clicking here.

We will be doing further videos and graphics going forward as part of our push for registration in this election. Many SNP supporters and members will also be receiving a letter from SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon on this topic over the coming week as well.

As stated last month, we have been trying to get innovative with how we share our message with voters this time. That’s why we’ve sent a survey looking for ideas to all of our members. For everyone who has filled this in – thank you. There are some truly great ideas in there, and we will be actioning on them.

In terms of innovation, our candidate Michelle Thomson has recently started her online campaign, which has been including livestreams on Facebook. The most recent one, a Q&A with sitting MSP Angus Macdonald, has been seen by almost 7,000 people at the time of publication.

Bo’ness is mentioned on many occasions in this video – so we’ll clip them down into short videos for you to watch later.

Another example of what we have been doing recently is Michelle’s “around Falkirk East in 80 days”. The purpose of this is to allow Michelle to share with us her opinions on what is going on in the area, and outline how she will support the local area if elected. One of these videos has looked at Blackness for example, as you can watch below.

In short, the campaign is now underway. While we are off to a good start online, over the next month we will be moving into more ways to reach voters, including print media among other methods of engagement.

It is now confirmed that Michelle Thomson will be holding her adoption evening on the 26th of March, with details to follow. Michelle will also be launching her campaign crowdfunder over the next month too. The Bo’ness SNP is looking forward to supporting Michelle with this and promoting all that she is doing ahead of the election on 6th May.

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