It should come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that my campaign has had all oars in the water and pulling for victory for months now. But today is a special day: not only will a pile of friends and tireless activists be taking a well earned break to relax and socialise together at my official Adoption Meeting in Longniddry but today sees my first campaign video launch across social networks (see above right for link). This will reach thousands of new SNP voters on whose doorstep I have not yet had the chance to stand, but who need sight of who it is we are asking them to place their trust in for the future of our county.
For all my offhand remarks and acid commentary, that is something that I do take very seriously. The Scottish Parliament controls 90% of those things that affect our daily lives. Yes, the UK handles taxes and benefits, diplomacy and the military. But when it comes to homes, schools, roads, health, business, culture, sport, social work, justice, transport, environment—in effect all the things we get into heated debates about because they all affect us directly, then it’s Holyrood that decides.
That’s where I—given your support—need to go next to make a difference on your behalf.