Following in the footsteps of Bruce Crawford is a big challenge but one that I am fully prepared for. What makes this election even harder is that I can't call on the hundreds of SNP supporters to do what we do best: chap doors, speak to the people of Stirling constituency, identify the issues of importance and spread the message that Stirling's choice has to be the SNP for a number of reasons.
This election will be fought and won in the pages of the local press, through social media and by delivering election material by Royal Mail. This all costs a lot more than when we deliver leaflets and letters by hand as we did recently to elect Alyn Smith as our MP. To give you an idea, a leaflet for the constituency costs about £1000 to print but £2500 to post! So our costs are now more than twice as much as previous campaigns.
For this election, I'm asking you to dig deep so that everyone knows we are fighting to get elected, secure an SNP majority, build our COVID recovery and deliver on Scotland's future with an independence referendum.
Yours for Scotland
Promoted by Grant Thoms on behalf of Evelyn Tweed and Stirling SNP, all of 51 Cowane Street Stirling FK8 1JW
PS. If you are kind enough to donate £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, not your address, will be made available by the Council on request after the election. Donations must be from your own resources.