Ben Macpherson for Edinburgh Northern and Leith

A Politics project Scotland, United Kingdom

Help elect Ben Macpherson in May 2016 as the first ever SNP MSP to represent Edinburgh Northern and Leith.

They did it!

On 4th Mar 2016 we successfully raised


of £2,500 target

80 backers


28 days

Project owner

New stretch target

We've successfully met our minimum target of £2,500 * THANK YOU DONORS * - OUR TARGET IS NOW RAISED TO £3,000+ SO PLEASE KEEP DONATING - HERE'S WHY.

We can now finalise the lease on a campaign office in Great Junction Street which will be operational inside the next 7 days. But we need to buy the following to give the office maximum campaign impact:

  • Signage - so the SNP campaign office has maximum visibility to passers-by, traffic, bus-passengers and anyone who wants to come in and help the campaign

  • Shelving/storage - to hold 10's of thousands of leaflets for delivery

  • Printer - paper, toner, and envelopes by the thousand

  • Internet - so we can input doorstep canvass data to the database

  • Mobile phone airtime - for telecanvassing of voters

  • Posters/badges/stickers - for supporters, voters and anyone who wants to show their support for Ben and the SNP

  • Utilities - yes it needs electricity for heating, lighting, computers...

Please help us to reach this new extended £3,000+ target and let's make sure that Ben and the SNP win Edinburgh Northern and Leith from Labour in May !

Elect Ben Macpherson as the first SNP MSP for the constituency of Edinburgh Northern and Leith, at the Scottish Parliament elections on the 5th of May.

We can win here and every donation will help make that difference


Edinburgh Northern and Leith is my home and it was an honour to be selected as the SNP candidate for the constituency. As a lawyer and an experienced campaigner, I’ll be a strong, new voice for our communities and a passionate advocate for social justice, more powers and a better, fairer, more prosperous Scotland… But to be that new, strong, local voice I need your help.

Edinburgh Northern and Leith has never had an SNP MSP before – it’s time to change that…

Our brilliant campaign team (#TeamSNPENL) is already busy knocking doors and making a difference on the doorsteps. But to win this seat will also cost money. We appreciate that these are challenging times for many families and we’re very grateful for all the donations and help we’ve received so far. However, we won’t win this seat without the finances required. And that’s why we’re hoping you can contribute to this crowdfunder.

How do Edinburgh Northern and Leith SNP fund their campaigns?

That’s simple – through people like you. The SNP don’t have the luxury of many large donations from big businesses or donations from trade unions.

How will my donation help?

Any donation no matter how big or small will make a difference.

My team and I want to reach all 65,000+ voters behind the 40,000+ doors in this constituency and to do that we need your help. An election campaign is expensive and it’ll require SNP members, party supporters, friends, well-wishers and others to raise the money required to properly fund this campaign.

We need to pay for a campaign office where people can meet, collect leaflets for delivery, take away canvass sheets, tele-canvass and contact voters, send targeted letters, do data entry, and organise all campaign activity 7 days a week. And of course we need to pay for campaign materials - leaflets, posters, banners, badges, stickers, and more. It all quickly adds up and that’s why we need your help to run the campaign all the way to a successful conclusion.

Remember, not a penny of this money goes to pay for activist or volunteer help – that time and effort is all given freely. When we hit the crowdfunding closing date, all money donated will be deposited into the SNP Edinburgh Northern and Leith constituency bank account for immediate use in the campaign.

It was kind donations from local members and from friends near and far that got Deidre Brock MP and Tommy Sheppard MP elected in May (Edinburgh Northern and Leith’s first SNP MPs). Let’s win together again and keep Scotland moving forward.

Please give what you can - £5, £10, £20, £50 or more - it all adds up... THANK YOU.


If you would prefer to donate by cheque, or electronic transfer, or if you have any other queries, please email

If you have any general questions about the campaign please click on the snp-enl link on this page, or use the Facebook and Twitter links if you’re on social media. You can also contact Ben via


*If you are kind enough to donate more than £50 your name and address will be checked against the electoral register to ensure that you are eligible to donate. Your name, but not your address, will be made available by the council on request after the elections. For that same reason, any overseas donations shouldn't exceed £50. Thank you !

Promoted by Jacqueline Chalmers on behalf of Ben Macpherson, both c/o SNP Club, 16 North St. Andrew Street Edinburgh EH2 1HJ