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General Election 2019 – Ochil and South Perthshire Constituency, Almond and Earn SNP Campaign.

Following a few weeks of hectic campaign activity through the only winter election to have been called since the 1920s, we got the result we wanted – an SNP MP has been returned to Westminster for Ochil and South Perthshire.

John Nicolson MP will take his seat in Westminster next Tuesday, speaking for Scotland and the people of Ochil and South Perthshire.

Our successful campaign was orchestrated by Almond and Earn Branch Convener, SNP Councillor Henry Anderson, who decided to take a different and innovative approach this time, reflecting the particular difficulties experienced in covering a large area.

We established a series of community hubs. Each of these; Abernethy, Bridge of Earn, Ruthvenfield, Almondbank and Pitcairngreen, Methven, had a local organiser leading a team of activists, allowing swift mobilisation for activity, based on the weather forecast, and whatever most needed doing – canvassing, leafleting, distributing addressed letters etc.

Throughout the 6 weeks of the campaign there was a storm of activity, with lots of engagement between our teams and voters.

Literally thousands of pieces of mail and literature were distributed, and it was good to be out and about, discussing what the Scottish National Party can do for Scotland, and what John can do for Ochil and South Perthshire.

Following a last day of activity, manning Polling Places, and reminding people to go out to vote, the cold and tired activists were delighted to be rewarded with a win for the SNP.

On Friday 13th December the teams had a well deserved get together in the Cyprus Inn, Bridge of Earn, to let the collective hair down in celebration.


Carol Mair