NOT JUST AT ELECTION TIME
We only ever see you at election time!
How many times have we heard that on the doorstep?
Well, here in Northern & Leith we feel as though we’ve been out on the stomp since the 2014 Independence Referendum – we’ve got the blisters to prove it, and not just on our feet.
We’re in good fettle – Theresa May's £130m General Election gamble didn’t deliver her strong & stable majority, Labour’s manifesto struck a chord, Nicola Sturgeon’s gas is on a peep, we gained 7 seats in Scotland, , and locally we came close to making it 8.
The Saturday after the election we had our usual stall at Leith Gala; the following Saturday we were out at Edinburgh Pride; the next Thursday we had a mass canvass with Owen Jones (pictured) in West Pilton; the following Monday we had a welcome event for some of our 45 new members who’ve joined since the election; 2 days later 50+ activists received a briefing on the council and general election results, and started planning how we win this seat back at the next election, whenever it’s called; we had a team out in Albert Street on Saturday. ............and our social media reach is growing.