THE SNP’s General Election campaign was launched in Stirling at the weekend.

Supporters joined First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, MSP Keith Brown, Stirling Council leader Scott Farmer and candidate MEP Alyn Smith at the University of Stirling on Sunday, October 20, for the event.

There were a range of speeches, including a video message from local MSP Bruce Crawford with the campaign launched in anticipation of a forthcoming General Election.

Mr Smith, who has represented Scotland in the European Parliament since 2004, said: “Stirling is the jewel in the crown of Scotland, and locally, we have the best and most enthusiastic team to help us win over the hearts and minds of the people who live here.

“I have a great relationship with local MSPs Bruce Crawford and Keith Brown, as well as local Councillors – together, we can achieve amazing things with this constituency, putting the Stirling area back on the map.

“We’ve no idea when this election may come, but what we do know is that we’ve got the message, the ideas and the team to win over the support of local people across the many diverse communities that comprise this incredible constituency.”

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon added: “It was great to be back in Stirling, right at the heart of Scotland, for the launch of the local campaign to elect Alyn Smith its next MP.

“Alyn has worked tirelessly to build relationships with our European neighbours during his time as an MEP, and it’s thanks to the SNP team in Brussels that there is a lot of sympathy for Scotland’s unique position as we face being taken out of the EU against our democratic will.

“People in Stirling voted by nearly 68 per cent to remain in the European Union.


“Brexit is in nobody’s best interest, and the best way to stop the damage it would cause is by voting SNP in a General Election.”