Jamie was elected MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth in 2011 with a majority of 3,459 votes. Prior to that he was a Central Scotland list MSP, and in November 2014 he was appointed Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health in the Scottish Government. Jamie lives in Cumbernauld with his family.
Local SNP members are gearing up to help Jamie fight this year's election. In fact our campaign has already started - but we do need your help to win. Our local campaign will be funded entirely by Cumbernauld and Kilsyth SNP. We'd love you to help our campaign in any way you can.
What do we need money for?
These are some of the major campaign expenses we need to fund.
Campaign Bases. We will potentially have up to two campaign bases in Kilsyth and Cumbernauld, depending on availability. This gives us somewhere to store campaign materials and to do indoor work like stuffing envelopes; it gives us a place to meet up before canvassing or leafleting (and have a cup of tea or coffee afterwards). They will also be open to the public so that we can assist members of the public with enquiries.
Campaign literature. In the next few months we'll leaflet the entire constituency a number of times with a survey and with leaflets. It's really important to get accurate information out to voters and to make it easy for them to get in touch with us.
Letters to voters. While the purpose of leafleting is to ensure a blanket delivery of information across the constituency, writing letters to voters is all about targeted communication and following up on contacts we have made. Our campaigners have already contacted many thousands of electors in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth and will contact thousands more in the run-up to May 5th. It's very important to stay in touch with those voters, so we follow up the initial contact with personally addressed letters.
Posters & other material. We want to give window posters, stickers, and badges to any supporter that would like to show their support. A good display of window posters and a high profile ensures everyone knows there is an election on and encourages SNP supporters to get out and vote.
So these are the kinds of things we are asking you to help fund. Fighting a really good local campaign requires money and we want to fight the best campaign possible.
It's really important that we take nothing for granted. Opinion polls may show us in the lead but we are going to campaign for every single vote in this constituency, just as we have always done.
You can donate any amount. Please be assured that any donation, however small or large, will make a real difference and help us secure a decisive win in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.
If you are kind enough to donate more than £50 to my campaign, 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 election.
This page is promoted by John Bowman, on behalf of Jamie Hepburn, of 16 Hayston Road, Cumbernauld, G68 0BS