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Marginals, marginals, marginals.

Every vote counts, but some votes count more than others. It's sad fact of First Past The Post that votes cast in a 'safe seat' are statistically worth less than those cast in swing seats which are more likely to change hands. It's the main reason that systems like AMS which we use for the Scottish Parliament elections and STV which we use for the Council elections are much more democratic.

What this means is that your activism is worth more in these swing seats. So if you're wanting to maximise the SNP and therefore pro-indy majority in this GE you should target campaigning to these seats which are in danger of changing hands;

  1. JOANNA CHERRY, Edinburgh South-West

  2. CALLUM McCAIG, Aberdeen South

  3. JOHN NICOLSON, East Dunbartonshire

  4. STUART DONALDSON, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

  5. RICHARD ARKLESS, Dumfries and Galloway

  6. STEPHEN GETHINS, North-East Fife


  8. TONI GIUGLIANO, Edinburgh West

  9. ALEX SALMOND, Gordon

  10. EILIDH WHITEFORD, Banff and Buchan

  11. STEVEN PATERSON, Stirling

  12. JIM EADIE, Edinburgh South

  13. GEORGE KEREVAN, East Lothian

  14. TASMINA AHMED-SHEIKH, Ochil and South Perthshire

  15. OWEN THOMPSON, Midlothian

  16. PHIL BOSWELL, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

  17. ROGER MULLIN, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

  18. BRENDAN O'HARA, Argyll and Bute

  19. CHRIS STEPHENS, Glasgow South-West

  20. ANGELA CRAWLEY, Lanark and Hamilton East

  21. KIRSTEN OSWALD, East Renfrewshire

  22. CALUM KERR, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

  23. MIRIAM BRETT, Orkney and Shetland

  24. MÀIRI McALLAN, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

  25. CORRI WILSON, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

So if you're looking for the best way to put the brakes on Theresa May's plans and to ensure Scotland's voice is heard then get yourself out and campaign for the marginal seats closest to you. Extra campaigning there could be enough to tip the scales and make sure that the people of Scotland will have MPs who will fight against the disgusting policies of the Tories in Government, whether it is their pension cuts, Brutal Brexit obsession or the abhorrent rape clause.

These elections will play a huge part in determining how well placed we are to make sure Scotland's interests are heard in the Brexit negotiations and to ensure we get a second independence referendum to give the people their say on a final deal.

So get out in your constituency, get out in these key seats and let's show the people who is Stronger for Scotland.


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