Ben Macpherson MSP at Steads Place

Ben Macpherson

SNP Candidate for Edinburgh Northern and Leith

I am the SNP candidate for the Edinburgh Northern and Leith constituency, standing for re-election in the Scottish Parliament election on 6 May to serve our area again as best I can.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me. My campaign email address is: ben.macpherson@edinburghsnp.org.

- Ben

Scottish Parliament election 2021 campaign related content is promoted by Jane W Denholm on behalf of Ben Macpherson,

both c/o Scottish National Party, Gordon Lamb House, 3 Jackson's Entry, Edinburgh, EH8 8PJ.

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Since being elected in 2016 to serve Edinburgh Northern & Leith, my team & I have helped over 12,000 local people & I’ve held over 400 face-to-face advice surgeries (would’ve been 500 but for the pandemic). I’m absolutely devoted to serving our area (where I live) & being easily accessible. ... See MoreSee Less

Since being elected in 2016 to serve Edinburgh Northern & Leith, my team & I have helped over 12,000 local people & I’ve held over 400 face-to-face advice surgeries (would’ve been 500 but for the pandemic). I’m absolutely devoted to serving our area (where I live) & being easily accessible.

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An excellent MSP.

Over the last 5 years I’ve worked to support all of our diverse communities and local organisations. As we recover from the pandemic together, I’m committed to continuing to work pro-actively to help constituents when you need me and to collaborating with our remarkable local organisations. ... See MoreSee Less

Over the last 5 years I’ve worked to support all of our diverse communities and local organisations. As we recover from the pandemic together, I’m committed to continuing to work pro-actively to help constituents when you need me and to collaborating with our remarkable local organisations.

Good to be out campaigning with Tommy Sheppard MP in the east of Edinburgh Northern & Leith today. He’s a great colleague & we’ve worked hard together to serve & deliver for our mutual constituents - including securing major investment to improve Seafield: www.scottishwater.co.uk/In-Your-Area/Investments-in-Your-Area/Seafield/Seafield-Stakeholder-News.Cracking day to get my steps up on the campaign trail in Restalrig to re-elect Ben Macpherson for the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Edinburgh Northern and Leith #BothVotesSNP ... See MoreSee Less

Good to be out campaigning with Tommy Sheppard MP in the east of Edinburgh Northern & Leith today. He’s a great colleague & we’ve worked hard together to serve & deliver for our mutual constituents - including securing major investment to improve Seafield: https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/In-Your-Area/Investments-in-Your-Area/Seafield/Seafield-Stakeholder-News.

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Alan Justice

JUST A PITTY YOU HAVE NEVER GOT RID OF THE SEAFIELD STENCH SHAME ON YOU BOTH....

Good luck Ben

Best of luck!

Yes good luck Ben

As a minister (appt 2020) of the Dep for Rural Affairs and the Environment would you like to comment on Tommy Sheppard MP’s recent post declaring his breakfast of imported foods including Soya Milk to be saving the planet? Am I to take it that this is the “party line”? Looking forward to your response!

All the luck in the world, Ben! I am a major supporter.

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Let’s build a greener, fairer Scotland.🌿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 ... See MoreSee Less

Let’s build a greener, fairer Scotland.🌿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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its a shame i mist you will catch up with you soon ben,,,JAH BLESS THE TRUTH

Innovation and manufacturing are part of our past and key to our future - as we work to create new, good green jobs, and to tackle the climate emergency together. If re-elected then I will continue to work to support the renewables sector to grow in our area, and local businesses like Tidal Energy Developer Nova Innovation.

Our SNP manifesto commits to:
- £100million Green Jobs Fund, investing alongside businesses and organisations to support new and increased opportunities for green job creation.
- £70million Young Person’s Guarantee, of a university, college, apprenticeship, training place or job for every young person who wants it.
- £180million Emerging Energy Technologies Fund.
- £100million in research and development projects.
- £34million Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund.

And much more: www.snp.org/manifesto/.
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Innovation and manufacturing are part of our past and key to our future - as we work to create new, good green jobs, and to tackle the climate emergency together. If re-elected then I will continue to work to support the renewables sector to grow in our area, and local businesses like Tidal Energy Developer Nova Innovation. 

Our SNP manifesto commits to:
- £100million Green Jobs Fund, investing alongside businesses and organisations to support new and increased opportunities for green job creation.
- £70million Young Person’s Guarantee, of a university, college, apprenticeship, training place or job for every young person who wants it.
- £180million Emerging Energy Technologies Fund.
- £100million in research and development projects.
- £34million Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund. 

And much more: https://www.snp.org/manifesto/.

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Also, he keeps in contact with his constituents which isn't always the case!

We will provide new opportunities for our young people to develop and fulfill their potential.🗳 Make it #BothVotesSNP to secure the Young Person's Guarantee - giving all 16-24 year olds guaranteed education, work or training.

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We will provide new opportunities for our young people to develop and fulfill their potential.

Make it #BothVotesSNP in this important election for:
1) an experienced, effective, local constituency MSP; and
2) a Scottish National Party (SNP) government, and for Nicola Sturgeon to continue as First Minister.

Vote for both for:
- strong leadership and representation in these challenging times;
- a green and just economic recovery from the pandemic, creating new jobs and opportunities;
- independence in Europe, via a referendum on Scotland's future;
- significant investment in the NHS, affordable housing, education and communities;
- decisive action to tackle the climate emergency...
And so much more: www.snp.org/manifesto/. #DeliveringForScotland

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Make it #BothVotesSNP in this important election for: 
1) an experienced, effective, local constituency MSP; and
2) a Scottish National Party (SNP) government, and for Nicola Sturgeon to continue as First Minister.

Vote for both for:
- strong leadership and representation in these challenging times;
- a green and just economic recovery from the pandemic, creating new jobs and opportunities; 
- independence in Europe, via a referendum on Scotlands future;
- significant investment in the NHS, affordable housing, education and communities;
- decisive action to tackle the climate emergency... 
And so much more: https://www.snp.org/manifesto/. #DeliveringForScotland 

Edinburgh SNP SNP Edinburgh North & Leith Leith Walk SNP Leith SNP Forth SNP Deidre Brock MP Tommy Sheppard MP

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If he is so keen on preventing climate change perhaps it might be useful for us to learn what he has done to speak against the SNP's lack of action on the issue during his previous time in office. Fat chance.

Hi Ben, before I cast my vote, can you please inform the electorate what the SNP's stance is on the mad undemocratic Road Narrowing Scheme being imposed within Edinburgh under the guise of "Spaces for People" which has installed " Cycle Lane Defender Units " (bollards) on several streets which now prevent ALL vehicular access to many residents' properties in a 24/7 basis? Will you if elected & the SNP, if you're in power, arrange to REMOVE these abominations & RESTORE vehicular access to those homes & businesses negatively affected? Yes or No? Thanks & best wishes.

What about Independence then I see scant details of your proposals.

Nah, I'd rather give my vote to a party who will fight child poverty, not create it.

Good Luck Ben👍

Did she mention that Scottish tax payers can't afford half of the freebies that the Scottish government has offered in the last 2 weeks.

The request for SNP List votes is understandable, you gotta shill for the party, but is not in the service of Independence, and indeed is betting on the SNP being a failure in this election. As an SNP member, my hope is that the SNP gets zero list seats nation wide this time. If you understand the list voting system you will know why. SNP 1 - for a majority drawn from the constituencies Alba* 2 - for maximum Indy bums on seats, and minimum unionists * the Greens are actively disruptive by running constituency candidates in marginals the SNP could win. They handed Edinburgh Central to Rooth the Mooth by doing so last time.

Where is all the money coming from especially for our pension. Magic pot

You’re a waste of tax payers money Ben. A party stooge.

NOT ONE VOTE IN A MILLION YEARS///

Are you going to be handing out a lifetime of freebies to the leith residents as well as your boss 🤷‍♂️😂

No bloody way,

No, let’s not.

Definitely. 1. And 2. Xx

How's the latest polls going still on course for a landslide hahaha numptys 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

Who is he never heard of him!!!!

Good Luck Ben 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Due to the SNP 1+2 It has allowed Unionists in on the LIST SCOTFREE for the SNP to push this failed tactic I find troubling I'll be #SNP1ALBA2 MAX THE YES

The leader of the SNP has to be amongst the biggest liars on the planet!!!!!

When was it decided to lead the people up the garden path with endless baubles ? The SNP purpose MUST be INDEPENDENCE !!!! BETRAY THE PEOPLE & YOU WILL FOLLOW LIARBOUR INTO THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY !!!!

Vote Snp out of Scotland corrupt party !

Sturgeon says you’re safe in a bar and cafe but not with your own family.... 🤦🏻‍♂️ Still going along with this?

We in the Scottish National Party (SNP) are making some important commitments at this election, including: 🏥Increasing NHS frontline spending by at least 20% ❤️Creating a National Care Service 🦷 Scrapping Dentistry Charges 💷 Doubling the Scottish Child Payment to £20 per child per week 🏘Delivering a further 100,000 affordable homes 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Choosing Scotland's future in an Independence Referendum 📚Investing a further £1bn over the next parliamentary term to close the school attainment gap 🎓Recruiting 3500 additional teachers and classroom assistants 🥪Providing free school breakfasts and lunches to every primary school pupil in Scotland all year round, and for all children in state-funded special schools in Scotland 🧮Maintaining a progressive approach to taxation ⛑Giving a fair pay rise to NHS staff, offering a 4% increase 📓Investing an additional £500m to support new jobs and re-skill people 💻Providing every child in Scotland with a device to get online, including a free internet connection and support to use it 🔌Delivering a green transport revolution to meet our net zero targets 👶Building a wraparound childcare system 🏗Investing over £33bn over the next five years in our National Infrastructure Mission, directly supporting 45,000 jobs 🇪🇺Maintaining and strengthening Scotland's relationships with our EU partners 🏡Decardonising the heating of 1 million homes by 2030 🚊Bringing Scotrail into public ownership And so much more... You can read it here: www.snp.org/manifesto/. #BothVotesSNP

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🏥 If re-elected, we’ll increase Scottish Government direct investment into mental health services by at least 25%. #BothVotesSNP

🗳️ If you want this transformational investment, vote for it. The power is in your hands - register to vote by 11.59pm: registertovote.scot
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🏗 Make it #BothVotesSNP for a new National Infrastructure Company - putting public assets in public hands, with fairer working conditions.

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🏡 If re-elected, we’ll invest £1.6bn to make the way we heat our homes more environmentally friendly - reducing emissions, tackling fuel poverty and creating new jobs.

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Re-elect Ben Macpherson SNP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith

We in the Scottish National Party (SNP) are making some important commitments at this election, including:

🏥Increasing NHS frontline spending by at least 20%
❤️Creating a National Care Service
🦷 Scrapping Dentistry Charges
💷 Doubling the Scottish Child Payment to £20 per child per week
🏘Delivering a further 100,000 affordable homes
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Choosing Scotland's future in an Independence Referendum
📚Investing a further £1bn over the next parliamentary term to close the school attainment gap
🎓Recruiting 3500 additional teachers and classroom assistants
🥪Providing free school breakfasts and lunches to every primary school pupil in Scotland all year round, and for all children in state-funded special schools in Scotland
🧮Maintaining a progressive approach to taxation
⛑Giving a fair pay rise to NHS staff, offering a 4% increase
📓Investing an additional £500m to support new jobs and re-skill people
💻Providing every child in Scotland with a device to get online, including a free internet connection and support to use it
🔌Delivering a green transport revolution to meet our net zero targets
👶Building a wraparound childcare system
🏗Investing over £33bn over the next five years in our National Infrastructure Mission, directly supporting 45,000 jobs
🇪🇺Maintaining and strengthening Scotland's relationships with our EU partners
🏡Decardonising the heating of 1 million homes by 2030
🚊Bringing Scotrail into public ownership

And so much more... You can read it here: www.snp.org/manifesto/.

#BothVotesSNP 📮🗳
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NP Manifesto Commitments We in the Scottish National Party (SNP) are making some important commitments at this election, including: 🏥Increasing NHS frontline spending by at least 20% ❤️Creating a National Care Service 🦷 Scrapping Dentistry Charges 💷 Doubling the Scottish Child Payment to £20 per child per week 🏘Delivering a further 100,000 affordable homes 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Choosing Scotland's future in an Independence Referendum 📚Investing a further £1bn over the next parliamentary term to close the school attainment gap 🎓Recruiting 3500 additional teachers and classroom assistants 🥪Providing free school breakfasts and lunches to every primary school pupil in Scotland all year round, and for all children in state-funded special schools in Scotland 🧮Maintaining a progressive approach to taxation ⛑Giving a fair pay rise to NHS staff, offering a 4% increase 📓Investing an additional £500m to support new jobs and re-skill people 💻Providing every child in Scotland with a device to get online, including a free internet connection and support to use it 🔌Delivering a green transport revolution to meet our net zero targets 👶Building a wraparound childcare system 🏗Investing over £33bn over the next five years in our National Infrastructure Mission, directly supporting 45,000 jobs 🇪🇺Maintaining and strengthening Scotland's relationships with our EU partners 🏡Decardonising the heating of 1 million homes by 2030 🚊Bringing Scotrail into public ownership And so much more... You can read it here: www.snp.org/ma

🚴‍♂️ We'll provide free bikes for all children of school age who can't afford them, so every child in Scotland leaves school able to cycle safely.

💷 To make owning a bike an option for all, we'll create loans and grants for the purchase of bikes and their repair. #BothVotesSNP
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I will push for many of these new affordable homes to be built in our area, including as part of the Granton Waterfront development. ... See MoreSee Less

I will push for many of these new affordable homes to be built in our area, including as part of the Granton Waterfront development.

🌍 The Scottish National Party (SNP) is committed to building a greener Scotland and climate action:

🌿£500m to tackle the biodiversity crisis

🌳Raising our tree planting targets by 50%

🏡Decarbonising 1 million homes by 2030

🚊A greener, publicly-owned railway

#BothVotesSNP 📮🗳

Read more: snp.org/manifesto/

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Re-elect? Never heard of him, another waste of £70k in the pretend Parliament.

Hasn’t been seen in 5 years ......useless

As well as the main manifesto, here is our manifesto for the Lothians - which includes these commitments that I worked to achieve for our communities:

- £10 million of Scottish Water investment to upgrade the Seafield Waste Water Treatment Works.

- £300million in the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deals including £10 million to support cutting edge research in future technologies, £45 million to support and enable construction of 41,000 new homes and £25 million for a skills programme that will improve the skills of an estimated 14,700 people.

- Up to £58 million in the Biomes project at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to transform the garden’s estate.

- We will give renters more protection from unreasonable rent hikes by empowering local authorities to cap rents (as well as our wider commitment to regulate short-term lets).

- Building on the success of our film studio in Leith, we will continue to support studio space and double skills provision, boosting training, apprenticeships and skills opportunities.

Read more here: manifesto21.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Lothian.pdf

Read the whole manifesto here: www.snp.org/manifesto/.
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As well as the main manifesto, here is our manifesto for the Lothians - which includes these commitments that I worked to achieve for our communities:

- £10 million of Scottish Water investment to upgrade the Seafield Waste Water Treatment Works.

- £300million in the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deals including £10 million to support cutting edge research in future technologies, £45 million to support and enable construction of 41,000 new homes and £25 million for a skills programme that will improve the skills of an estimated 14,700 people.

- Up to £58 million in the Biomes project at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to transform the garden’s estate.

- We will give renters more protection from unreasonable rent hikes by empowering local authorities to cap rents (as well as our wider commitment to regulate short-term lets).

- Building on the success of our film studio in Leith, we will continue to support studio space and double skills provision, boosting training, apprenticeships and skills opportunities.

Read more here: https://manifesto21.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Lothian.pdf

Read the whole manifesto here: https://www.snp.org/manifesto/.Image attachment

🏥 Our health service is our most cherished public service and we will ensure it is sustainable for the future.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 If re-elected, we’ll implement an NHS Recovery Plan, investing over £2.5 billion in frontline health services. #BothVoteSNP
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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Mental health is one of the most important public health issues facing us today and that is why, even before COVID, we have had made it a priority.

🏥 If re-elected, we'll increase the direct investment into mental health services by at least by at least 25%. #BothVotesSNP
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This is so needed, well done the SNP!

👩‍⚕️ We'll ensure that every GP practice in Scotland has access to a dedicated mental wellbeing link worker, creating a network of 1,000 dedicated staff who can help grow community mental health resilience.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Make it #BothVotesSNP to put Scotland's recovery in Scotland's hands.
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#,YouAreFired

Magda Czarnecka

Brilliant! 🙂

💛 We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our nation’s carers for their commitment and compassion.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 If re-elected, we'll introduce a National Wage for Care staff and enter into national pay bargaining for the sector, based on fair work principles. #BothVotesSNP
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🎒 We'll develop a School Leavers’ Toolkit to equip school leavers with practical skills for life such as financial literacy, budgeting and information on how to exercise their full civic and democratic rights.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 On May 6th make it #BothVotesSNP to build a smarter Scotland.
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🦷 We have made great strides in improving dentistry access, but if re-elected we will now improve access further by abolishing all NHS dentistry charges over the course of the parliament.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Make it #BothVoteSNP for a healthier Scotland.
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The creative industries are a massive part of our local economy. Culture enriches us all. This policy will help young people realise their potential and make their contribution. Excellent!🎸🎸 If re-elected, the SNP will abolish all fees for music and arts education, including instrumental music tuition in schools.

🗳️ Make it #BothVotesSNP on May 6th to re-elect Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister and put Scotland’s recovery in Scotland’s hands.
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The creative industries are a massive part of our local economy. Culture enriches us all. This policy will help young people realise their potential and make their contribution. Excellent!🎸

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a quote from Alan Riach, Professor at Glasgow University " The arts are not an optional extra, they are an essential part of our being" and from Professor Selwyn Image (1849- 1930) of Oxford University who fought to have museums and art galleries kept open during WW1 " The nation should not lose sight of art- one of the vital, permanent, universal interests of the human race" Surely this should be an important aspect of our education system.

Let's keep building a fairer society with the powers we have; and gain the powers of independence to create a more socially just Scotland for all. #BothVotesSNP

At this election the SNP is committed to:
- Doubling the Scottish Child Payment
- Building 100,000 affordable homes
- Free school meals for all primary school pupils
- More support for carers
- A pay rise for NHS staff
And much more...

And with the powers of independence we could do so much more to make Scotland a fairer place to live. For example:
- We don't currently control most of the social security system (e.g. we don't control Universal Credit), but with independence we could make the whole system more supportive for those in need.
- We don't currently have the power to set most taxes, but if we did then we could make the whole taxation system more progressive.
- We don't currently have the ability in Scotland to change employment law, but if we did then we could ban zero hours contracts, tackle insecure work and raise the minimum wage to a Real Living Wage for all.
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I am not sure where the phrase ‘powers of independence’ came from. That’s as if Westminster are giving us something. Self determination is not a gift. We just need independence.

For 14 years the SNP have "taken their eye off the ball" of Scotland. The country has deteriated under their control. They are a one trick pony (independence) neglecting the country and its people.

Jaw-dropping. The UK Tory government is going to Court to challenge a law passed by The Scottish Parliament unanimously.

And for what? To protect their ability to legislate/act in ways that breach children’s rights in Scotland. Politically catastrophic, but also morally repugnant.
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You can bet that if the UK Supreme Court rejects the appeal the Tories will want to "reform" that Supreme Court!

My MP in Edinburgh

The future of the Edinburgh Eye Hospital Pavillion is an issue I’ve raised with SNP colleagues over recent months, and on behalf of local people, and I’m delighted that Nicola Sturgeon has today committed the Scottish National Party (SNP) to renewing it. If re-elected then I'll keep championing local services in our area and city. ... See MoreSee Less

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Li Gray! Fingers crossed!

What is meant by renewal of the PAEP?

By May 6 make it #BothVotesSNP for a stronger NHS and a fairer Scotland. We abolished prescription charges - which have now been increased to £9.35 south of the border. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 From free medicine to free education, taxpayers in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK. It's worth note-ing that "You" the Scottish people have chosen a goverment that cares for you the Scottish People. Would Scottish Labours West-minster contempter of Scots, Care Stamer and his "Unionist Muppets" think of providing such care, along with their "Tory Unionist Buddies" Tory West-minster "Wig-Bams" of "Mop Head" Johnston and his cronies the "mealy mouth" Duggy Ross, with his Weasley friends, of toothless Davidson and her hoose of Lairds (Fat Pals like Anabel Goldy (I wondered where she went to, It seem like the Tories "Wigbams" only want our "Fat" lairds over "US"), also what could I say about the "Dead Parrots" the "Limp Liberals" of "Willie or wont he Renni" would he care about the Scottish People, yet another Westminster politian kidding he has Scots people in his mind. because maybe one day he may becoming Priminister of the One Nation UK. Partrick Harvey, an honest and good man. The ☀+ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 St Andrew., "Forever"

America and Joe Binen Scotlands allies who will be cooperating with us on Climate Change and another formd. such as Nucular disarmameny along with Peace Demonstrations and "debate on our NATO allies" and Turkes involvement with our security. And why ordinary people needs traind at School on how to protest peacefully. but where "USED" and "ABUSED by the lack of experience, wisdom, judgement how not to be taken in + over by Extremists, who brought anarchists on to our Streets, those who believe and love harming others and want excitement by bring about anarchy and Hostile taking over of people and organised Crime in all countrys in the World (America), people who wanted to keep guns and weapons on the Streets of the World and along with our allies America (Wanting to own "YOUR and OUR STREETS", for drugs and crime,People like Cambbridge Analitical "TRUMP'S" friends who want to bring down democratic goverments not only in the US of America but through Out Whole World, Where they can have Towers and Golf Courses in evey country world. Sorry you peace protesters "Aided and Abetted these Thugs and Criminaly active Abusers of Human Rites "Everyone Matters" even Older People who could die from this leathel "VIRUS" that destroys of "OUR HUMAN DIGNATY". "Take Care of One and Other, Don't Harm Each-other"

Myself and local SNP colleagues Deidre Brock MP, Cllr RobMunn4LeithWalk and Cllr Amy McNeese-Mechan are all very concerned about the proposed demolition of Rhubaba, and are expressing so! You can too using the link below.👇🏻 THE DEADLINE IS TODAY. We will do all we can to assist, to persevere this space for our remarkable and important creative community.

LeithLate The Common GuildURGENT APPEAL!! One of the few artist-run spaces in Leith and Edinburgh, Rhubaba on Arthur Street, is under threat of demolition from property developers. Rhubaba is over 10 years old, houses multiple artist studios and a public exhibition space, and has participated in the LeithLate festival since our inception. You have until 7TH APRIL to object on the council portal, and Rhubaba have put together the following objection template: docs.google.com/document/d/1FEfewicqHeH1HP5_EGghOL5FIvproQ8mErfSU9zacO4/edit
Please help resist the loss of this vital artist-run space in the city! Council portal link here: citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=QPA...
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Myself and local SNP colleagues Deidre Brock MP, Cllr RobMunn4LeithWalk and Cllr Amy McNeese-Mechan are all very concerned about the proposed demolition of Rhubaba, and are expressing so! You can too using the link below.👇🏻 THE DEADLINE IS TODAY. We will do all we can to assist, to persevere this space for our remarkable and important creative community.

LeithLate The Common Guild

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By May 6 make it #BothVotesSNP for a stronger NHS and a fairer Scotland. We abolished prescription charges - which have now been increased to £9.35 south of the border. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 From free medicine to free education, taxpayers in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK. It's worth note-ing that "You" the Scottish people have chosen a goverment that cares for you the Scottish People. Would Scottish Labours West-minster contempters of Scots, Stamer's "muppets" think of providing such care, or even the Tory West-minster "Wig-Bams" of "Mop Head" Johnston and his cronies of "mealy mouth" Duggy Ross, and his Weasley friend,. Toothless Davidson and her hoose of Lairds (Fat Pals of Anabel Goldy), also what could I say about the "Dead Parrots" the "Limp Liberals" of "Willie or wont he Renni" would he care about the Scottish People, yet another Westminster politian kidding he has Scots people in his mind. because maybe one day he may becoming Priminister of the One Nation UK. Partrick Harvey, an honest and good man. The ☀+ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 St Andrew., "Forever"

By May 6 make it #BothVotesSNP<- For a stronger NHS and a fairer Scotland. We abolished prescription charges -which have now been increased to £9.35 south of the border. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 From free medicine to free education, taxpayers in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.<- It's worth noteing that "You" the Scottish people have chosen a goverment that cares for you the "Scottish People". Would Scottish Labours West-minster contempter of Scots, Care Stammer and his "nuculea of Small Minded Nuts of Unionist Muppets" or providing such care, along with the nuclear explosion of their Tory Unionist Buddies" a Weasley reconised bunch of West-minster "Wig-Bams" of "Mop Head" Johnston and his cronies the "mealy mouth" Duggy Ross, with his Weasley friends, of toothless Davidson and her hoose of Lairds (Fat Pals like Anabel Goldy (I wondered where she went to, It seem like the Tories "Wigbams" only want our "Fat" lairds over "US"), also what could I say about the "Dead Parrots" the "Limp Liberals" of "Willie or wont he Renni" would he care about the Scottish People, yet another Westminster politian kidding he has Scots people in his mind. because maybe one day he may becoming Priminister of the One Nation UK. Partrick Harvey, an honest and good man. The ☀+ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 St Andrew., "Forever"

💛 Unpaid carers make an immense contribution to our society.

👇 To recognise that, the SNP Scottish Government will make another double payment this year of Carers Allowance Supplement, before replacing the Carers Allowance with an improved Carers Assistance Payment. #BothVotesSNP
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As the Pantry is closed until Friday this week, we have paired up with our wonderful partners at Scran Academy to bring the Scran Van to Fresh Start!
The van will be outside Fresh Start on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, providing hot meals and frozen ready meals to be taken home between 12-2pm.
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A socially distant catch up with Nicola Sturgeon & some sunshine on #Leith ☀️, with superb coffees from Toast Leith ☕️ - one of many brilliant small businesses locally & nationally that we in the Scottish National Party (SNP) are committed to supporting both through & out of the pandemic. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #persevere ⚓️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Ben just wanted to say for a long time. The increase for plastic bags from shops have increased I don't mind the increase however instead of putting the money to charities Why don't the Scottish Parliament put the increase into a environmental fund Not all charities benefit from the current status Thoughts please

Thankyou Ben for all info/help your team provided me with tenant repairs issues wise in the past, you guys were absolutely amazing & responded quickly 😊. On the other hand It's just such ashame the letters from Scottish Parliament we all received during Lockdown with helpline numbers provided didn't offer people in need the help they desperately needed, I called helpline 3 times, last call they took my details but no call back from volunteer group.. The struggle was real I must admit.. However nice to see some Sunshine On Leith today regardless ☀️

Trevor Lee We in Scotland are more interested in preserving "Family Life snd the Communitis, than the "Loads of Money" of the preditory "Tory 'Wig Bams' of "Mop Head" Johnston,,Dougal "Zebedee" Ross, and Weasely reconised of the fat Laird Hoose, along with Anabel Goldie, another sponger of public funds. SHAMEFULL TORIES only intrested in them Selves.

Certainly hope she noticed the state of that road she’s on. Maybe get the folk at the clowncil to do something about it 😂

Great work Ben and looking forward to seeing you straight back into Holyrood on the 6th May

That picture makes the shore look fantastic, couldn't possibly take it the other way and got the alkies and junkies in the background 🙄 It's a daily problem down there that needs tackled 😡

PERSEVERE "To Endurance, Steadfastness, Constancey. in everything we do , to pursue steadily a design or course," From the Llys of Persever Court. First of all in order be a preserver, we have to know "What is the Way", "Well" if "I am the life (light) and way (ray)" that preserves our Life (Light) on earth, Starts when we are Born + unill we passover. Our First Breath of the Sun's ionized air (Solar Wind) automatically filling us till I (Godi-The One/I who breaths the i's have IT) have no need for any more, that is the Way (Ray). The ☀ + St Andrew. Memories are Jams of the mind. So don't worry about a thing, cause. LIGHT.

Aw.... and we were just up in the kirkgate... wish I'd known she was going to be there. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Love this! 💛

All the best guys! #BothVotesSNP

You have my vote

By May 6 make it #BothVotesSNP for a stronger NHS and a fairer Scotland. We abolished prescription charges - which have now been increased to £9.35 south of the border. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 From free medicine to free education, taxpayers in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK. It's worth note-ing that "You" the Scottish people have chosen a goverment that cares for you the Scottish People. Would Scottish Labours West-minster contempters of Scots, Stamer's "muppets" think of providing such care, or even the Tory West-minster "Wig-Bams" of "Mop Head" Johnston and his cronies of "mealy mouth" Duggy Ross, and his Weasley friend,. Toothless Davidson and her hoose of Lairds (Fat Pals of Anabel Goldy), also what could I say about the "Dead Parrots" the "Limp Liberals" of "Willie or wont he Renni" would he care about the Scottish People, yet another Westminster politian kidding he has Scots people in his mind. because maybe one day he may becoming Priminister of the One Nation UK. Partrick Harvey, an honest and good man. The ☀+ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 St Andrew., "Forever"

Wish somebody had tossed her into the water of leith

Look after her please...

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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland can and should be the best place in the world for children to grow up - and we're determined to make that a reality.

👇 If re-elected, the SNP will invest £60m in our Outdoor Community Play Fund so that every single play park in Scotland is renewed. #BothVotesSNP
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If re-elected, the Scottish National Party (SNP) is committed to:
🟡 Delivering 100,000 more affordable homes - with 70% for social rent.
🟡 Doubling the Scottish Child Payment.
🟡 Rewarding our NHS staff with at least a 4% pay rise.
🟡 Nationalising Scotland's railways.
🟡 The Young Person’s Guarantee.
🟡 Introducing a National Care Service.
🟡 A digital device for every school pupil.
🟡 Scrapping council tax for all those under 22.
🟡 £50 million women’s business centre.
🟡 £100 million digital boost scheme.
🟡 At least one few fast track cancer diagnostic service in every health board area.

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Taking action to provide help with the powers we have. Determined to gain more powers to make a bigger difference. #DeliveringForScotland #ScotlandsChoice👶 The SNP’s Scottish Child Payment has been called “game-changing” by leading charities in the fight to eliminate child poverty.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 It will be our national mission to eliminate child poverty in Scotland, so if re-elected we’re planning to double the Child Payment - benefiting over 400,000 children in Scotland. #BothVotesSNP
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Taking action to provide help with the powers we have. Determined to gain more powers to make a bigger difference. #DeliveringforScotland #ScotlandsChoice

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can you, as a party, please talk publicly about the whole "fair" agenda please; if people don't know what you are planning overall, they think you are being tokenistic

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