Stirling SNP candidate in the General Election Alyn Smith is urging voters to back the SNP on December 12 to save our NHS from privatisation.Read more
IMMIGRATION is great for Scotland. Hardly a contentious statement, or so you’d think based on our enriched communities, ageing population, and the fact that EU citizens contribute billions more to the economy than they use in public services.
First published in The National, 21 November 2019Read more
SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon visited businesses at Stirling Enterprise Park yesterday (Tuesday 19 Nov) alongside Alyn Smith MEP, SNP candidate for Stirling in the 2019 General Election.
Alyn, Nicola Sturgeon, and owner Iain at Perthshire Preserves.Read more
SO the news is out, I am indeed seeking the nomination for Stirling constituency for the Westminster election if the local SNP members will have me. There has been lot of uncertainty in my life but I’ve reached the view over the last few years that the big argument on Scotland in Europe that we need to win is not in fact in Brussels, nor Scotland, but the place where the problem is – Westminster.
First published in The National, 11 September 2019Read more
SNP MEP Alyn Smith has urged voters to use their vote to help stop constituencies like Stirling from re-electing a Brexiteer Tory MP.Read more
Alyn Smith has contacted all branches and the Constituency Association of Stirling SNP to seek the nomination for the Stirling Westminster seat at the next General Election. He confirmed he is approved vetting and his application letter is reproduced below.Read more
ONE of the main issues at play in the Brexit vote was immigration, and it is important to be open and honest when we are discussing it. It is an important issue, some people are concerned about it and those concerns must be addressed, not dismissed.
I applauded to the rafters the decision of the Blair government to open the doors of the UK to full freedom of movement from the first opportunity in 2004, where a number of other EU states had opted instead to have more restrictive phasing in of the rights over a number of years.
First published in The National, 23 January 2019Read more
I TWEETED over the weekend that this week is going to be tough, and I’m afraid it is. We’ll need to look after each other in the next few weeks. I know from my own inbox and being out and about that for a lot of people Brexit s not just a news crisis far away, it is real life and folk are anxious.
First published in The National, 15 January 2019Read more