Smith in Moray to Kick Off Local SNP Euro Campaign

16 March 2009
SNP Member of the European Parliament Mr Alyn Smith was in Moray this weekend to address a packed meeting in Dallas alongside local parliamentarians Richard Lochhead MSP and Angus Robertson MP about the SNP's plans and ambitions for the European elections in June.

The SNP targets - to win more votes and to win more seats than any other party -are eminently achievable on the current polls, with the latest YouGov poll showing the SNP with a three point lead.

The meeting was also the Annual General Meeting of the Constituency Association, which saw the office bearers of the constituency successfully re-elected or replaced.

Speaking after the meeting, Smith said:

"It is always great to be back in Moray and see so many familiar faces, we've a great SNP team in the branches, constituency, Moray Council and all three Parliaments. The meeting was as you would expect, in good heart, with the recent by-election success in Dundee last week showing that we're winning, and the more people see SNP elected members at work the more they like what we're doing.

"The European elections are the only other chance we'll have this year to go to the country, on a nationwide poll where every vote everywhere will count. It will be the first election since the election of the SNP government and hundreds of Councillors across the country in May 2007. We can underline the pre-eminence of the SNP in Scottish politics, and the independence discussion as the defining attribute of our national discussion on Scotland's future.

"I'm travelling up and down the country seeing folk in the West, North, South and East of Scotland just in the last week alone, and the party is in good heart. And with our opponents in such disarray we have a golden opportunity to ask the people of Scotland for their continued support. I think three seats and more votes than any other party is a real prospect, and am relishing the campaign."