New stretch target
We have run this campaign efficiently with little capacity to spend on items we haven't budgeted for. As a result of our canvassing we have an ever growing number of voters we would like to write to. Additional funds would enable us to target groups we otherwise wouldn't be able to.
Extra funding would also help pay for a high visual presence in Ayr, Prestwick and Troon in the final weeks of the campaign.
Thank you for any additional donations you are able to make.
Help us turn Ayr yellow, and assist the SNP to win a constituency we have never held before.
Ayr constituency, which includes Ayr, Prestwick and Troon, is a marginal seat, and swings between the Tories and the SNP in opinion polls.
This will be a tight contest as the Tories will be determined to hold onto this seat – but we’re just as determined to win it for the SNP and for a more progressive Scotland.
Since our last crowdfunder, Ayr SNP have been busy. Led by our energetic and committed candidate, Jennifer Dunn, we’ve been out over the winter in the rain, hail and snow chapping doors. We know from our canvass returns that we can win here, but we also need to use every resource we can to make sure that we do.
Please help us win the last Tory seat in the old Strathclyde region by donating to our campaign.
What we need to fund
Any successful modern campaign needs significant financial resources to get its message out to voters. Our main priorities, which the funds raised here will enable, are:
- personalised letters to target groups of voters, to help build trust in the SNP
- telephone canvassing
- a quality election address
About the constituency
Ayr constituency includes Ayr itself, Prestwick and Troon, and Alloway and Doonfoot. It includes Prestwick Airport – which the Scottish Government bought over saving hundreds of local jobs – and alsyr Gaiety, Ayr Academy, Queen Margaret Academy and Ayr Hospital, all local institutions which the Government is investing heavily in.
Both Votes SNP
As much as possible, all our campaign materials carry the “Both Votes SNP” message – the South of Scotland has several challenging seats and we’re doing all we can to help elect as many list candidates in this region as possible.
About Jennifer Dunn
Jen is 34 and from Girvan originally. She moved to Glasgow and joined the SNP nearly 15 years ago, and was convener of the Federation of Student Nationalists, and active in the Young Scots for Independence and Glasgow Kelvin. Jen was elected to Glasgow City Council in 2007, one of the youngest councillors in Scotland at the time.
Professionally, she has a BA and a MSc in Public Policy, both from Strathclyde University. She previously worked for Holyrood magazine and Learning Teaching Scotland, and is currently on unpaid leave from her job as a public affairs officer with an influential animal welfare organisation.
Jen moved back to Ayrshire to be closer to her parents, and lives in Troon.
With your help, we can WIN Ayr for the SNP and for Scotland. Please donate to our funds.
Any amount you can give will be very much appreciated. Please note that if you are kind enough to donate more than £50 to the Ayr campaign your name and address will be checked against the electoral register to ensure you are eligible to donate. Your name, but not your address, will also be recorded in the return of expenses and donations which is lodged with South Ayrshire Council after the election.
Promoted by John Wallace on behalf of Jennifer Dunn, both care of Ayr SNP, 54a Sandgate, Ayr KA7 1BX.