“Despite losing the 2014 Referendum the SNP was on a winning streak that would soon be described as unprecedented, including the immense popularity of its new leader Nicola Sturgeon, a surge in membership that made it the third largest party in the UK and the near wipe-out of Scottish Labour as it seized 56 of Scotland’s 59 seats at Westminster in the general election in May 2015.” The Guardian.
Kevin Pringle was the SNP director of communications at the time of the referendum and the lead up to the General Election. Read his take on 2015 in this article in the Guardian.
Iain Lawson, long term SNP member and past National Executive member gives an excellent blog on his view of 2015 and his optimism for 2016 on the Flag In the Wind website. He also gives advice on how we should be contacting our membership to get geared up for the Holyrood elections.
Here’s a reminder of the year: –
2016 – A Year of Ambition
The First Minister has resolved to make 2016 a “year of optimism and ambition” as she set out enterprise and innovative public services as priorities.
Nicola Sturgeon used her New Year message to hail Scotland’s “can-do culture” as opposition leaders focused their attention on next year’s Holyrood elections. Read more in the Herald.
Happy New Year to all our members and we look forward to winning the Holyrood election in May 2016. If you want to get involved in the campaign contact our Organiser.Its good fun and you will meet some like minded folks and have a laugh into the bargain.
31 December 2015.