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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5 days ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Good to be back at The Scottish Parliament to be ‘sworn in’ as MSP for Edinburgh Northern & Leith today, & to see new & previous colleagues.

It’s an honour to have been re-elected & I look forward to serving everyone in our constituency (no matter who you voted for) & the common good of Scotland.

(My office has received a large amount of emails this week - we will respond as quickly as we can.)
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Good to be back at The Scottish Parliament to be ‘sworn in’ as MSP for Edinburgh Northern & Leith today, & to see new & previous colleagues.

It’s an honour to have been re-elected & I look forward to serving everyone in our constituency (no matter who you voted for) & the common good of Scotland.

(My office has received a large amount of emails this week - we will respond as quickly as we can.)

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Welcome back ben hope to see good changes for the North of Edinburgh and good luck

Congratulations Ben 👏 👏. 🥳 👏 👏. 🥳 👏 👏. 🥳 we support you in Leith.

Well done, Ben. Never thought for a minute you wouldn’t be back!

Well done x

Congratulations and good luck.

Dear Ben, I am registered Blind, and nearly lost what eye sight i had left due to the yellow fever vax and have no intention of taking any other vax. My family, big family 11 grandkids , and we have homes in Europe , I visit often to see family and friends , my last visit to Europe , I had to leave my assist dog behind because the change in Laws after leaving the European Union . No one can give me information regarding a travel exemption certificate or travel for assist dogs. Please help asap i am in limbo and i want my dog back asap too. The British Embassy are as much use as Boris and his legal organised syndicate.

Glad to see you back Ben, congratulations 👏

Great picture as you embark on this parliamentary session, with a view from the heights and - out of shot - the dramatic Glasgow scenes. What a day to be sworn in!

Congratulations

Well done

Good luck!

Congratulations! Y ahora Avanti!!!!! Y viva Escocia!!

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They were illegally in this country

7 days ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Good to be out and about a bit in the constituency today. I’m committed to continuing to be an easily accessible and pro-active local MSP. Do you have any thoughts on how I do this during this next parliamentary term? ... See MoreSee Less

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Keep your Leith office.

Great idea to have a surgery there

Well done

It would probably be easier for some to visit you during school hours not after.

What about those who work and don't finish until after 5pm?

What about the prentice Centre its quite central for everyone and it has wheelchair access and a big room that can be used maybe on a Saturday morning so that the workers would be able to see you as well

Ben, as a wheelchair user, I'd love to take you a wee tour around the area of Lidl to Morrisons and up to Crewe Medical Centre/the Pharmacy. the place is a disgrace, considering the amount of sheltered properties there are and wheelchair housing in the area, There's few, if any ramped kerbs, for starters.

It's a great idea Ben Over the years we hardly see MPs in our area it's always Leith. Having conversed with local people they don't see much of their political representatives and would welcome the opportunity to see who their MSP. We are really disappointed with our local SNP councillors who never come to the Granton area . They should at the least make an appearance in the areas they represent. Some people hadn't a clue who Deirdre Brock is. When she does make an appearance it's usually in Leith

Good idea, well done Ben Macpherson SNP

Brilliant Result

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1 week ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

🚨 Scottish Government Covid update - from Monday (17 May) 🚨

2️⃣ Move to Level 2 for whole of Scotland - except in Moray likely to remain in Level 3 (decision end of week)
1️⃣ Islands communities to move to Level 1
🚗 People in level 0, 1, or 2 unable to enter a Level 3 or 4 area unless for permitted reason
🌳 Outdoors - Meet in groups of 8 from up to 8 households
🏠 Indoors - Meet 6 people from 3 households
🛏 Overnight stays allowed
❤️ No need for physical distancing in private homes and gardens
🍜 Up to 6 from 3 households can meet indoor hospitality
🍻 Alcohol able to be served indoors until 10h30 (for 2 hour slots)
🌳 Outdoor seated and open space events can have 500 people 🎧 Outdoor grouped standing events 250 people
🎥 Indoor small seated events with 100 people
🎬 Cinemas, theatres, music venues, comedy clubs, arcades, bingo and casinos can re-open
🏋️‍♀️ Group exercise allowed indoors
⚽ Adult outdoor contact sports

International travel:
🚦 Traffic light system from Monday
Red list - managed isolation for 10 days
Amber list - self isolate for 10 days at home with 2 PCR tests
Green list - PCR test on arrival - countries same as England for now

Read more here: www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/.
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🚨 Scottish Government Covid update - from Monday (17 May) 🚨

2️⃣ Move to Level 2 for whole of Scotland - except in Moray likely to remain in Level 3 (decision end of week)
1️⃣ Islands communities to move to Level 1
🚗 People in level 0, 1, or 2 unable to enter a Level 3 or 4 area unless for permitted reason
🌳 Outdoors - Meet in groups of 8 from up to 8 households
🏠 Indoors - Meet 6 people from 3 households
🛏 Overnight stays allowed
❤️ No need for physical distancing in private homes and gardens
🍜 Up to 6 from 3 households can meet indoor hospitality
🍻 Alcohol able to be served indoors until 10h30 (for 2 hour slots)
🌳 Outdoor seated and open space events can have 500 people 🎧 Outdoor grouped standing events 250 people
🎥 Indoor small seated events with 100 people
🎬 Cinemas, theatres, music venues, comedy clubs, arcades, bingo and casinos can re-open
🏋️‍♀️ Group exercise allowed indoors
⚽ Adult outdoor contact sports

International travel:
🚦 Traffic light system from Monday
Red list - managed isolation for 10 days
Amber list - self isolate for 10 days at home with 2 PCR tests 
Green list - PCR test on arrival - countries same as England for now

Read more here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/.

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Hi when is music concerts allowed to start as got tickets for castle show

🚨 Scottish Government Covid update - from Monday (17 May) 🚨 2️⃣ Move to Level 2 for whole of Scotland - except in Moray likely to remain in Level 3 (decision end of week) 1️⃣ Islands communities to move to Level 1 🚗 People in level 0, 1, or 2 unable to enter a Level 3 or 4 area unless for permitted reason 🌳 Outdoors - Meet in groups of 8 from up to 8 households 🏠 Indoors - Meet 6 people from 3 households 🛏 Overnight stays allowed ❤️ No need for physical distancing in private homes and gardens 🍜 Up to 6 from 3 households can meet indoor hospitality 🍻 Alcohol able to be served indoors until 10h30 (for 2 hour slots) 🌳 Outdoor seated and open space events can have 500 people 🎧 Outdoor grouped standing events 250 people 🎥 Indoor small seated events with 100 people 🎬 Cinemas, theatres, music venues, comedy clubs, arcades, bingo and casinos can re-open 🏋️‍♀️ Group exercise allowed indoors ⚽ Adult outdoor contact sports International travel: 🚦 Traffic light system from Monday Red list - managed isolation for 10 days Amber list - self isolate for 10 days at home with 2 PCR tests Green list - PCR test on arrival - countries same as England for now Read more here: www.gov.scot/.../coronavirus-covid-19-protection.../.

Very helpful summary, thanks Ben.

Joyce Monaghan

How about live music in bars?

Are we allowed from a level 2 to spend a weekend in a level 1 zone?

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1 week ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

My team and I are back to work serving everyone in Edinburgh Northern and Leith, no matter who you voted for.

Please get in touch if you need assistance or would like to raise an issue with me.

📧 ben.macpherson.msp@parliament.scot
📞0131 600 0134

(Please note, we have quite a lot of emails to catch up on and will get back to you as quickly as we can. I’m also constrained in what I can do until I’m sworn in again on Thursday.)
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Why are people so negative on this page ben is only asking for suggestions and only some have been constructive wait and see what he can do instead of criticising him before he's even started

Well done Ben.

The only reason he is back in , is the fact there is no credible opposition , what’s happened in Edinburg through the pandemic , is gross mismanagement and an insult to its residents ? I thought the council were supposed to be servants of the population

Nice to see you. You've been anonymous for last 5 years so suppose we'll all have to wait for the next elections before we see you again.

Thanks for unblocking me. Does that mean you will now answer my legit questions instead of dodging them. So please tell me if you are in favour of the Sfp scheme in Edinburgh or not. Do you think Nicola Sturgeon should have given Sustrans all that money to squander on stupid measures the vast majority of people in your constituency do not want? Do you actually listen to what the people of Edinburgh say?

Congratulations on being re-elected Ben. What are you going to do about the major local issue affecting Edinburgh which is the mad undemocratic Road Narrowing & Road Closure Agenda imposed by ECC Transport Convener Lesley Macinnes SNP under her grossly misnamed "Spaces for People" scheme, without ANY consultation or notification with negatively affected local residents & businesses, using funds provided by The Scottish Government via Sustrans? 😠

I would like you to push for the buildings in the Pilton area to be painted smarting the area up and some of the heavy trees cut down the area is very dark at night and these big trees block out Street light so that is my proposal Ben

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1 week ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

For those interested, this was my full speech after the election result had been announced at the count. As I say, my first priority remains continuing to assist all constituents and to support our communities through the pandemic; and to make sure that we have a green and socially just economic recovery. Then we will have a choice on our future! ... See MoreSee Less

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Can't hear a thing

For aLL those interested, this was Ben's full speech after the election result had been announced at the count. As I say, my first priority remains continuing to assist all constituents and to support our communities through the pandemic; and to make sure that we have a green and socially just economic recovery. Then we will have a choice on our future! "WELL DONE BEN".

1 week ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

I feel very proud to be re-elected as the local MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, with over 22,000 votes and an increased majority. It’s a huge privilege and an honour to represent our communities, and a responsibility I take very seriously. Thank you to everyone who voted for me and the SNP. I look forward to serving all constituents in the next Scottish Parliamentary term, whoever you voted for. Please get in touch if I can be of assistance. ... See MoreSee Less

I feel very proud to be re-elected as the local MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, with over 22,000 votes and an increased majority. It’s a huge privilege and an honour to represent our communities, and a responsibility I take very seriously. Thank you to everyone who voted for me and the SNP. I look forward to serving all constituents in the next Scottish Parliamentary term, whoever you voted for. Please get in touch if I can be of assistance.

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Congrats 👏 Ben

Great news. I have sent an email to you regarding a very disturbing issue. I look forward to a prompt reply

Congratulations 🎉

Great result.

Congrats Ben!

Ben Fatto Ben! Ti aspettiamo in Europa!!!

Well done Ben

🙈🙈

A huge congratulations Ben. Great to have you returning as my MSP

Ben you more than deserve the victory sincere congratulations 👏

Congratulations Ben I am sure you will look out for our new MSP Siobhian Brown representing Ayr. Our first win in Ayr since devolution.

Hard work pays off and you work hard!! Great result👏🏻💛

Well done Ben, absolutely fantastic news ! I A proper result and deserved with all the hard work you have put in ! There were cheers in our household !

I'm new to the area, Ben and delighted to be represented by an SNP MSP. Congrats on your increased majority

Huge congratulations to you Ben. It’s great news.

Congratulations, Ben.

Deserved. You’re a very visible MSP. I hope you’re rewarded in the Parliament.

Well done, Ben - and all the rest of the SNP team 👏👏👏

Gaun yersel’ SNP Comrade Ben! MacPherson’s done it again! Cannae wait to be part of such a fantastic branch and getting actively involved as a member! See you soon!

You will do what you are told, you will not vote with your beliefs you will do as you are told

Congratulations Ben! Great result!

Fantastic result. Well done to you and your team 😀

Well done Ben! ( Granny Thomson)

Absolutely delighted ! Well done Ben 👍

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2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

A BIG thank you to all those who voted for me & the Scottish National Party (SNP) today. I walked across the whole constituency & it was great to meet so many folk in passing & see long queues of people determined to cast their votes.

Thank you to all the staff at polling stations too. The result will be announced on Saturday. #democracy 🗳🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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A BIG thank you to all those who voted for me & the Scottish National Party (SNP) today. I walked across the whole constituency & it was great to meet so many folk in passing & see long queues of people determined to cast their votes. 

Thank you to all the staff at polling stations too. The result will be announced on Saturday. #democracy 🗳🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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Finally. Congratulations Ben

Congratulations Ben! Great result!

Congratulations from an extremely thankful and pleased constituent! ♥

Congrats, Ben!

Well done Ben

Correct John he said he walked the whole constituency then he would see how much his council have made ah shit hole of ah place or he is telling porkys

Well done Ben x

,best of luck Ben

WELL DONE Ben!!

Congratulations 👌

Good on u Ben

Congratulations, Ben, well deserved.

Good luck. You got our vote 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💛

Well done Ben and team. We worked really hard and you so deserve a big majority tomorrow

You got my vote 😊

100% got my vote and I look forward to hearing the celebratory updates in the coming days 👏🏼👏🏼

Good Luck Ben. Hope to see you back where you belong

Well done for a great campaign. Keeping my fingers crossed now for the #win you deserve.

you done yourself proud Ben

Fingers crossed.

Congratulations Ben!!! You got my vote!!!

You got my vote. Nice to see you by the Prentice Centre too ☺️

Fingers crossed Ben. X

Congratulations Ben 🎉🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎉

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2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

If you’re in the queue to vote before 10pm you can vote - don’t let the queue put you off!There’s still time! Make your vote count before 10pm. ... See MoreSee Less

If you’re in the queue to vote before 10pm you can vote - don’t let the queue put you off!

2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

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There’s still time! Make your vote count before 10pm.

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GOOD LUCK MR BEN MY TWO SONS AND DAUGHTER FROM LEITH ACADEMY FIRST TIME VOTE FOR SNP .I AM VERY HAPPY TO VOTE FOR RIGHT PERSONALITY

Good luck Ben cast my vote for you today 👍 xxx

💛💛💛💛

2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

🗳POLLS CLOSE IN 4 HOURS🗳

Make your plan to vote before 10pm - make sure to make your voice heard!

#VoteSNP for strong representation locally and for the Scottish National Party (SNP) to continue in government led by Nicola Sturgeon.

The SNP's pledges at this election are: snp.org/pledges2021/.
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Given the weather, I was very glad I’d postal voted a couple of weeks ago. Both votes SNP (obvs). Good luck for the count later 😊

Here's toanother convincing win!

All the best Ben

2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

🗳 POLLS ARE OPEN 🗳

Make your plan to vote before 10pm.

#VoteSNP for experienced and effective representation locally, and for the Scottish National Party (SNP) to continue in government led by Nicola Sturgeon.

The SNP's pledges at this election are: snp.org/pledges2021/.
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Just voted. #BothvotesSNP 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💛🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💛🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💛

Good luck Ben

I’m so concerned this weather will put people off going out this evening , best of luck

Good luck you got my vote 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Hope it goes well. In spite of big efforts l was denied the opportunity to vote as l live in Spain now, after living in Scotland as a UK citizen for decades. I can only vote in Westminster elections l was told. My proxy who is Scottish and always living in Scotland went to vote this morning, only to be told there was no record of him, even though he has lived at the same address in Edinburgh for 15 years. It took him half an hour to get through to the Electoral Registration Office by phone this morning. He is going to try voting again later after they confirmed that he indeed is registered (as l am as a British voter who lives in Spain but formerly in Leith). It seems quite undemocratic that l have been denied voting today. I hope the SNP have a landslide victory but very sad l won't be part of it.

Done ☑️

Good luck both votes SNP 💛💛💛

Don’t come near me or I’ll kick yir ass.

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2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Today is Election Day - make your plan to vote before 10pm.

Vote SNP for strong representation locally and a Scottish National Party (SNP) government led by Nicola Sturgeon.

The SNP's pledges at this election are: www.snp.org/pledges2021/.
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Today is Election Day - make your plan to vote before 10pm.

Vote SNP for strong representation locally and a Scottish National Party (SNP) government led by Nicola Sturgeon.

The SNPs pledges at this election are: https://www.snp.org/pledges2021/.

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No way a party as far feft as Corbyn. Terrible track record on care home deaths and education. In my opinion.

Region - Lothian Suggest: ESSENTIAL to vote SNP 1 & 2 to take list seats. Logic: Likely 'only' 6 SNP wins of 9. Plusses? Possible SNP gains in Edin South & Edin Central, but no guarantee. Negatives? Greens fielding candidates in Edinburgh Central and Edinburgh North and Leith, which could split the indy vote as it did in Edinburgh Central in 2016.

I'm afraid to tell you that you will be driving a van for Amazon along with Sturgeon.

Sorry ben not this time

Johncolin Rowe We will do what the Mop Heeded Johnston has done, Get Loans from the Bank of England, and to pay for everything, he will create austerity with not just the English suffering in its paying back to the Bank of England, he will also cause austerity in Wales, N.Ireland (he has already ignited the troubles there) austerity in Scotland, it is a Tory habit, That is why they have a "Loads of Money" mentality cause the get bailed out by the Bank of England The Scottish Bank is begining to be formed before we are able to make a move, and their deficit they have inflicted on us over the years, we will but right up Johnston's solid waste pipe before we become Independent.

Not for me Benny Boy😄

I wasnt aloud to vote today as someone voted without my polling card, they used my name and address to vote. Better not have been for those torys 🤬

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Good luck Ben. Just made my final decision. I have decided SNP 1 & 2 after changing my mind a few times. I just can't see past SNP 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Wishing you all the best from Fife Ben! 😎🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Already voted. Want to see you back Ben. 2nd vote :- SNP 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Got my vote+Nicola

Both votes for SNP

Nice to see my MSP. Couldn't have picked him out in an identity parade of 2 people. Waste of space as usual.

Both votes went to SNP! Will be delighted to see you out working for us in Leith again Re-elect Ben Macpherson SNP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith

Done.👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇫🇷

I voted Ben in my PV but voted ALBA on the list. Best of both worlds.

I’d rather stick my head in the proverbial than vote SNP

Vote pro-union for a strong Scotland! Alba Làidir! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

they are nowshut any way

Problem is So many Socialists been elected. 1st Socialism then Communism. They been turning the grinder slowly. But Steering it In the right Direction.

i am not oteing for leith i dont live there my ancestors did not me and i would not vote for s n p

SNP is worryingly pushing for breaking up the country.. during a pandemic. Do they not understand anything about timing ? Big mistake

Sorry Ben not this time

Good luck

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2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Over the last 5 years I’ve worked tirelessly to serve our area, help where I can, address local issues and make a positive impact in parliament and government for the common good of Scotland.

I’m fired up to do more locally and nationally, if you place your trust in me and the Scottish National Party (SNP) again tomorrow. #VoteSNP
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Over the last 5 years I’ve worked tirelessly to serve our area, help where I can, address local issues and make a positive impact in parliament and government for the common good of Scotland. 

I’m fired up to do more locally and nationally, if you place your trust in me and the Scottish National Party (SNP) again tomorrow. #VoteSNP

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Good luck

Good luck tomorrow

Well done, Ben - for the reality behind the stats of genuine commitment and passion for helping Edinburgh Northern & Leith thrive and Scotland in the wider world.

2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Over the last 5 years my office & I have assisted over 12,000 constituents & hundreds of local businesses, organisations & campaigns. I want to build on that strong foundation & deliver more for our area & the common good - &, most importantly, help more local people with your issues, hopes, concerns & ideas. ... See MoreSee Less

Over the last 5 years my office & I have assisted over 12,000 constituents & hundreds of local businesses, organisations & campaigns. I want to build on that strong foundation & deliver more for our area & the common good - &, most importantly, help more local people with your issues, hopes, concerns & ideas.

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Still time! Share!

2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Our younger generations have had to grow up through UK Government Tory austerity & a Brexit outcome they rejected; & now they’re persevering through a pandemic. Yet, despite all these challenges, they’re optimistic, hopeful & determined to make positive change, tackle climate change & create a fairer society! I’m so inspired by our younger people & absolutely committed to supporting them to build a better future. ... See MoreSee Less

Our younger generations have had to grow up through UK Government Tory austerity & a Brexit outcome they rejected; & now they’re persevering through a pandemic. Yet, despite all these challenges, they’re optimistic, hopeful & determined to make positive change, tackle climate change & create a fairer society! I’m so inspired by our younger people & absolutely committed to supporting them to build a better future.

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I'm sorry you've lost my vote but was informed by the electoral office that as l live in Spain l can only vote in Westminster elections. Crazy as until recently l lived in Scotland, both in the Highlands and more recently in Edinburgh. Sending best wishes for a good result.

2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Thursday is Election Day - make your plan to vote and please share this infographic if you're supporting the SNP, for strong representation locally and nationally.

You can read our pledges here: www.snp.org/pledges2021/.
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Thursday is Election Day - make your plan to vote and please share this infographic if youre supporting the SNP, for strong representation locally and nationally.

You can read our pledges here: https://www.snp.org/pledges2021/.

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

No way will I vote for a racist party or a racist nation.

Horrendous failures over the last 14 years . Why are the Scottish public so indoctrinated in this Fascist Administration

Not a chance, corrupt the lot o you.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

No way

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Done

SNP both votes 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

i wouldnt trust this guy in a scout pack

#BothVotesSNP from me and my family. Good luck Ben 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💛

If he is a voice for all how come he will not be drawn on the spaces for people fiasco? We have over 15k signatures against this lunacy. He claims it is a local problem yet it was instigated by hiss boss Nicola Sturgeon claiming false spurious covid regulations as an excuse to allow a cycling pressure group to destroy our road systems.

Vote SNP 1&2 in the elections 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Sorry Ben not this time

No

Got my vote SNP vote 1 and 2. Best of luck Ben macpherson

Edinburgh Leith and North it’s leith, leith leith. About time you tackle other areas you represent with your other councillors and Westminster MP with their problems and deal with the issues, sadly lip service and never gets resolved

Already got both my votes always SNP for me

We welcome you back hopefully

Amazing how they all come out when its election time!! Other than that us taxpayers are just scum in their eyes!!!

Why would I waste a vote for more years of failure. Education failed dr and hospital waiting time worse than they’ve ever been (even prepamdemic) killed of the Auld yin’s, hiding beasts within party,sexualcrimes on the rise more live in eh6/7 now than anywhere else in Edinburgh now, drug deaths, trams cycle lanes all a big failure I could go on but I’ll know. But let’s vote more of the same no thanks

Pia Helvette Paul Dray says the guy who has a confederate flag in his camper. Hmm.. nazi.. as an expat I'm not being chased in Scotland,my family wasn't killed or imprisoned in a getto.. so don't tell sh.. if you don't know what you are talking about pal 🙂 · Reply · 3 m Paul Dray Pia Helvette Blaaah blaaah Lincoln was a racist, the Secession wasn't about slvery, and in fact, for your information, per capita more blacks owned black slaves than did whites... The SNP supported the Nazis in WWII, if the Germans had conquered Britain, my gran, my mother and her wee brother would have been gassed, so before you gob off, get your facts right... Ohh aye, and the SNP are Nationalists? Are they Socialists? National Socialists - Nazis for short...

14 years of failure should see you booted out

Why would I vote for nazis?

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2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Brexit has changed a lot of minds in our area and across Scotland. More and more people now support the SNP and independence - to create a fairer society and to make sure that Scotland’s future is Scotland’s choice, so that we can remain an internationalist, outward-looking country and seek to rejoin the EU.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺 ... See MoreSee Less

Brexit has changed a lot of minds in our area and across Scotland. More and more people now support the SNP and independence - to create a fairer society and to make sure that Scotland’s future is Scotland’s choice, so that we can remain an internationalist, outward-looking country and seek to rejoin the EU.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺

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great to live in a democracy and I’m happy everyone has different views but there is also a responsibility for voters to understand the consequences of their voting - voting SNP twice is actually voting Tory and other opposition parties in a round about way. The SNP do so well in the constituency votes that in 2016 they forfeited just about all the list votes (million votes just wasted - in effect put in the bin ) and the byproduct of this was that Tories were elected and Labour. Snp list in Lothians 2011 had 39% of the vote and 2011 had 36% of the vote (118,465 votes) and 0 (ZERO) MSPs but they did elect 3 Tory and 2 Labour opposition MSPs. Nationally the SNP x 2 vote elected 24 Tory MSPs and 21 Labour MSPs and 4 SNP MSPs. I like there being a mix in Parliament but I wonder if voters know they're effectively voting Tory with the second SNP vote? Whereas Alba can use all these wasted votes and transform them into pro Indy MSPs to create a #supermajority of between 80 -90 Pro Indy MSPs- also keeping out opposition parties. Your vote and your choice 🙂 🙂 We also need someone in the Scottish Parliament to protect Women's Rights as SNP are working stealthily to eradicate women only safe spaces including women only toilets, women only changing rooms and women only refuges for abused women. In fact funding has already been withdrawn by SNP to women's groups who want to remain women only 🙁 🙁 Shame on SNP and very very scary! 🙁 🙁 lh3.googleusercontent.com/jXoxi5ooDLgq3rTmRKvyuVGPwRp3b0XvwWqnJUWjVvD8PJBSda8ouzuGf7v_NTPwDrzsPlE...

2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

#VoteSNP on Thursday (6 May) 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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#VoteSNP on Thursday (6 May) 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

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Any news on the Currency SNP would use in the event they take Scotland over the cliff-edge with their Independence obsession? Or has that also been redacted from the SNP election policies?

Another sock-puppet for Nicola's kow-tow party...... Could he not write his own blurb as opposed to relying on an endorsement from the dear leader?

#VoteSNP on Thursday (6 May) in this important election for: 1) an experienced, effective, local constituency MSP; and 2) a Scottish National Party (SNP) government, and for Nicola Sturgeonto 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 "RE-ELECT BEN MACPHERSON"☀🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

no intelligent person would vote for a cheap shot gutter party such as the SNP. Scottish people are being conned too easily. Get real and vote for the conservative candidate.

Pot holes all over Edinburgh roads ,homeless begging in our streets ,the list is endlist ,and nothing is done ,and want independence ,not a hope in hell of voting snp

NEVER

Labour would do much better if Starmer resigned BEFORE the election of May 6th. Many who voted Labour until now will not vote for anyone linked to Starmer-the-Liquidator. They may vote Green or/and Communists this time. Very much looking forward to the May elections, after which we can get rid of this Tory infiltrator that Starmer is before he ANNIHILATES the Labour Party. A truly despicable character who made sure we lost the last election. This traitor is more dangerous than the Tories, because with him as leader, there is NO ALTERNATIVE to the Tories. [Vote for Labour only if your candidate is a true socialist!]

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Will not vote snp this time nicola works with Patrick Harvey sorry Ben

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Sorry not this time maybe in ten yes time

Aye she can remember when a nobody has been hard working but she can't remember a meeting with her old boss, Alex Salmond, about his 'ALLEGED' sexual misdemeanours. Aye Nicola we believe you.................AYE RIGHT.

I've already voted via post SNP 1 & 2. Its worth noting those who are posting about Edinburgh Council issues, this is not a Council election, this is about the future of Scotland and how we shape our future. For the time being complain directly to council or for that matter start a petition of no confidence and once we have our local council elections, use your council vote as you see fit. For the mean time if you want the future of Scotland decided by the people of Scotland please take that into consideration and vote SNP 1 & 2 on May 6th. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Please answer the question - do you support the retention of the Spaces for People scheme?

Will do. One and two. Best of luck for you. Xx

WHEN IS A MP OR MSP GOING TO COME FORWARD .AND IN PLAIN LANGUAGE TELL THE TRUTH. NEVER . THE GRAVY TRAIN IS SO BLOODY GOOD.

My Mums wee postal votes in the post x

Vote Freedom Alliance

Can’t wait to form comradely friendships with y’all on my return back to a brand new abode on Sailmaker Road mid-June, after suffering a decade of hostility, austerity and hate in England, because I’m autistic and disabled, that nearly took me to an early grave. Thanks to Link Group, got a beautiful wee flat to look forward to! Watch out, Leith will soon have it’s own wee Honky Tonk music studio if anyone fancies a jam?

SNP 1&2

Don't vote for be. He has done nothing for Leith area vote Torries all the way to boot wee elf sturgeon and all SNP out of Scotland for good

Up and up see you tomorrow in voting center✌😊

Will do, 1 and 2. Scotland must have the chance of making its own decisions. Up to now has always been taken by the numbers down south: NO DEMOCRACY AT ALL!

Vote snp and ruin the country.

Snp 1 and 2 make no mistake

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2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

As the son of a designer, I’ve been brought up to appreciate and respect the importance of artists (in the broadest sense) and the value of culture. The creative industries make a very significant contribution to our local and national economies, as well as generally enriching our society - that is why I’ve been determined and very proud to passionately support our local artists and creative businesses over recent years. If re-elected then I’ll continue to do all that I can to assist the sector in our area, and the arts and culture more widely - including getting as much local benefit as possible from the new SNP delivered film studio at Bath Road. ... See MoreSee Less

As the son of a designer, I’ve been brought up to appreciate and respect the importance of artists (in the broadest sense) and the value of culture. The creative industries make a very significant contribution to our local and national economies, as well as generally enriching our society - that is why I’ve been determined and very proud to passionately support our local artists and creative businesses over recent years. If re-elected then I’ll continue to do all that I can to assist the sector in our area, and the arts and culture more widely - including getting as much local benefit as possible from the new SNP delivered film studio at Bath Road.

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Great supermajority poll today The latest polls predict an independence majority for Holyrood and 2-3 seats for ALBA, though margins for error could mean more or less. But the real tale of these polls is that the Tories are due to become Scotland's opposition again, with 20 or so list seats, as a huge amount of 2nd votes are wasted on the SNP when those votes CAN'T win list seats. In every region the list vote is divided by constituency seats won +1. This means that by virtue of the SNP winning a majority of constituency seats they will win hardly any list seats or none at all. However, even if just 1 in 6 YES supporters currently planning to waste their second vote on the SNP switched to pro-independence ALBA, the Tories could be kept out of opposition and a pro-indy majority of more than 80 seats secured. SNP 1 SNP 2 gets a Tory Unionist opposition. SNP 1 ALBA 2 keeps the Tories out of opposition and gets more pro indy MSPs. DON'T LET THE TORIES IN AT THE EXPENSE OF AN INDEPENDENCE PARTY! 2nd VOTE ALBA www.thenational.scot/news/19273718.holyrood-election-poll-alex-salmond-return-alongside-snp-major...

2 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

I'm absolutely committed to continuing to work as hard as I can for everyone in Edinburgh Northern and Leith. As I've been for the last 5 years, if re-elected I will:

- be easily accessible, pro-active and there when you need me
- serve and stand up for the community, and what you want
- collaborate with local organisations for positive change
- strive to deliver more and improved affordable housing in our area
- seek to create new opportunities, especially for young people
- help to tackle ongoing issues together, like waste management
- do all that I can to build a fairer society, as we recover from the pandemic

The Scottish National Party (SNP)'s policies for all of Scotland will also make an important difference here - have a look at our key pledges: www.snp.org/pledges2021/.

Make it #BothVotesSNP on Thursday (6 May) for experienced and effecdtive representation locally and nationally, in these challenging times.
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Great person who has done a lot for north edinburgh and still more to come from him he will certainly get my vote 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Lived in north edinburgh for 27 yrs never seen this guy?

Sorry ben not this time

Both votes SNP 💛💛💛

How can you hope to build a fairer society when you are a Democracy Denier? We had our Independence vote in 2014 and here you are trying to take Scotland over a cliff-edge with NO Currency and a CLOSED Border with the country with which Scotland does 60% of its trade. Your priorities are seriously messed up.

Wonderful MSP!

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Re-elect Ben Macpherson SNP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, why? He's a "Good Man"

A hardworking, approachable and caring guy - all the best to you, Ben and may independence for our lovely country come to pass soon.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺

Well Said!

Stay indoors protect your community don’t vote on Thursday

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3 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

When I was elected in 2016 I was determined to tackle the "Seafield stench" and get it sorted. It's not an easy problem to deal with but the odour issues have been going on for far too long. That's why - working with the Leith Links Residents Association, Leith Links Community Council and the wider community - I'm proud that recently we have secured major investment of £10M in the next few years to significantly upgrade the capability and performance of the Seafield Waterwater Treament Works. And, what's more, once the PFI contract ends in 2029 (which was signed by the UK Government in the mid-1990s), the Scottish Government has also committed to building a new "state-of-the-art" facility at Seafield.

So, in the coming period there will be major investment to make a significant difference and there will be a new plant built in the not too distant future. This will all radically reduce the risk of odours occurring, and deal with the issue properly and effectively once and for all. If I'm re-elected, I want to use all of my knowledge and experience to see the investment through and make sure everyone involved continues to put the community first.
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When I was elected in 2016 I was determined to tackle the Seafield stench and get it sorted. Its not an easy problem to deal with but the odour issues have been going on for far too long. Thats why - working with the Leith Links Residents Association, Leith Links Community Council and the wider community - Im proud that recently we have secured major investment of £10M in the next few years to significantly upgrade the capability and performance of the Seafield Waterwater Treament Works. And, whats more, once the PFI contract ends in 2029 (which was signed by the UK Government in the mid-1990s), the Scottish Government has also committed to building a new state-of-the-art facility at Seafield. 

So, in the coming period there will be major investment to make a significant difference and there will be a new plant built in the not too distant future. This will all radically reduce the risk of odours occurring, and deal with the issue properly and effectively once and for all. If Im re-elected, I want to use all of my knowledge and experience to see the investment through and make sure everyone involved continues to put the community first.

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This is the timetable for the £10M of investment and you can read more here: www.scottishwater.co.uk/In-Your-Area/Investments-in-Your-Area/Seafield/Seafield-Stakeholder-News.

Great opportunity for a perfect link: The 'STENCH' of corruption and incompetence with the SNP is overpowering; how can you be comfortable with a leader who had to say "I don't know" over 100 times when she is in charge of everything and is the most detailed briefed leader in Holyrood. It beggars belief that Swinney kept important papers back from being released and only did so when a Vote of Confidence was proposed, and then the final report had the majority of the words REDACTED? And Hamilton declared it no longer makes sense with so much missing. How can you possibly think it makes sense to support this incompetent party?

I would vote for Ben but only if he had voted the right way to protect womens’ rights.

Having lived in Leith for several years I really don’t see what you have done to improve it. I still see junkies gathering in the Kirkgate getting smashed and harassing people (more than ever) I still see drug dealing openly dealing in my street, bike theft is rife in Leith and has been for quite some time. I appreciate you can’t fix every issue however you have had an easy ride in my opinion and sadly there is little competition for you to win your seat again. I have voted SNP all my life but had enough of the party and certainly had enough of you as my local MP.

SNP OUT

Fiona Smith

Please come back and look at Lorne Street again. Because of the bollards people usually deliver drivers park against them which now makes Leith walk to Lorne Place a one way. They cannot park anywhere else but it is so dangerous.

Lucky Leith to have such a good candidate! Vote Ben.

Good luck Ben 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Not one word about the absolute disgrace of the links place through road that is causing absolutely catastrophic road jams round that area , answer please Ben !!!!!!!

Shame he couldn't cover up the stink coming out of Holyrood!!

Ben Macpherson SN P all the way

Got my vote fcuk the boris mob

You have got to be kidding they’ve had 14 years and the country has has gone backwards , get them out .

No way

What have you achieved in 5 years????

No

Tactical vote these inept incompetent corrupt snp msp's out of holyrood. Vote LABOUR AND CONSERVATIVE on the list in this constituency

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3 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

An important message from Royal Mail: Vote early, post early for the elections on Thursday 6 May. They are encouraging voters to return their postal votes over the Bank Holiday weekend using any Royal Mail postbox. Voters may wish to use one of the 35,000 Priority postboxes around the country, which are emptied later in the day. Of these, 15,000 will be emptied on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. To find the nearest postbox voters can visit www.royalmail.com/services-near-you#.

Postal votes must reach the relevant local authority by 10pm on polling day or they will not be counted. We are recommending that voters post their completed ballot packs by Tuesday 4 May. Ballot papers can also be handed into polling stations and local authorities on Thursday 6 May before 10pm.
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An important message from Royal Mail: Vote early, post early for the elections on Thursday 6 May. They are encouraging voters to return their postal votes over the Bank Holiday weekend using any Royal Mail postbox. Voters may wish to use one of the 35,000 Priority postboxes around the country, which are emptied later in the day. Of these, 15,000 will be emptied on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. To find the nearest postbox voters can visit www.royalmail.com/services-near-you#.

Postal votes must reach the relevant local authority by 10pm on polling day or they will not be counted. We are recommending that voters post their completed ballot packs by Tuesday 4 May. Ballot papers can also be handed into polling stations and local authorities on Thursday 6 May before 10pm.

3 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Over the last 5 years I’ve worked to support our diverse communities in a number ways - regularly visiting local mosques, the Gudwara, various churches, the Buddhist temple and the Hindu Mandir, and helping where I can. If re-elected then I’ll continue to assist all of our diverse communities as much as possible.

Edinburgh Annandale Mosque is on the boundary with Edinburgh Central, and Angus Robertson for Edinburgh Central and I were very grateful for the opportunity to visit today to speak with worshippers from across the local area.
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Over the last 5 years I’ve worked to support our diverse communities in a number ways - regularly visiting local mosques, the Gudwara, various churches, the Buddhist temple and the Hindu Mandir, and helping where I can. If re-elected then I’ll continue to assist all of our diverse communities as much as possible.

Edinburgh Annandale Mosque is on the boundary with Edinburgh Central, and Angus Robertson for Edinburgh Central and I were very grateful for the opportunity to visit today to speak with worshippers from across the local area.

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The SNP are the choice of Government By the majority of SCOTLANDS SOVEREIGN PEOPLE who want a vote for INDEPENDENCE By their SOVEREIGNTY

Over the last 5 years I’ve worked to support our diverse communities in a number ways - regularly visiting local mosques, the Gudwara, various churches, the Buddhist temple and the Hindu Mandir, and helping where I can. If re-elected then I’ll continue to assist all of our diverse communities as much as possible. Edinburgh Annandale Mosque is on the boundary with Edinburgh Central, and Angus Robertson for Edinburgh Central and I were very grateful for the opportunity to visit today to speak with worshippers from across the local area. 1 week to go to #SP21 - thank you to everyone across Edinburgh Northern & Leith expressing your support for Scottish National Party (SNP) ! Great to see so many posters in windows & grateful to all of those who’ve stopped to say hello.💛🗳 SNP Edinburgh North & Leith Leith SNP Leith Walk SNP Forth Re-elect Ben Macpherson SNP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith

The dream will come true for INDPENDENT SCOTLAND

3 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

1 week to go to #SP21 - thank you to everyone across Edinburgh Northern & Leith expressing your support for Scottish National Party (SNP)! Great to see so many posters in windows & grateful to all of those who’ve stopped to say hello.💛🗳

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1 week to go to #SP21 - thank you to everyone across Edinburgh Northern & Leith expressing your support for Scottish National Party (SNP)! Great to see so many posters in windows & grateful to all of those who’ve stopped to say hello.💛🗳

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3 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Edinburgh Northern and Leith is enriched by being an outward-looking, internationalist place to live. We are fortunate that so many people from the EU, EEA and elsewhere have settled here. Since the EU referendum I have worked proactively to support all those affected, and will continue to do so passionately if I’m re-elected as your MSP.

If you need assistance, please also see: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/immigration/staying-in-the-uk-after-brexit/eu-exit-brexit-advice/.

Please also see this on your rights: www.justrightscotland.org.uk/learn-more/legal-factsheets/.
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Edinburgh Northern and Leith is enriched by being an outward-looking, internationalist place to live. We are fortunate that so many people from the EU, EEA and elsewhere have settled here. Since the EU referendum I have worked proactively to support all those affected, and will continue to do so passionately if I’m re-elected as your MSP.

If you need assistance, please also see: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/immigration/staying-in-the-uk-after-brexit/eu-exit-brexit-advice/.

Please also see this on your rights: https://www.justrightscotland.org.uk/learn-more/legal-factsheets/.

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Edinburgh Northern and Leith is enriched by being an outward-looking, internationalist place to live. We are fortunate that so many people from the EU, EEA and elsewhere have settled here. Since the EU referendum I have worked proactively to support all those affected, and will continue to do so passionately if I’m re-elected as your MSP. If you need assistance, please also see: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/.../eu-exit-brexit-advice/. Please also see this on your rights: www.justrightscotland.org.uk/.../legal-factsheets/.

3 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Helping The Lorne Community Association was a top priority for me when I was first elected in 2016, following on from the initial good work done by my predecessor Malcolm Chisholm. Straight after the election I contacted the Housing Minister to ask for assistance and I also asked the landlord/trust (who were threatening to evict around 150 tenants) for an urgent meeting. Deidre Brock MP and I met with the landlord/trust and we urged them in the strongest possible terms to consider other options. When I met the Housing Minster Kevin Stewart SNP we also discussed if a housing association could take on the properties. A number of weeks later, I was relieved and very pleased when the landlord/trust abandoned their proposals to evict, and instead a housing association was brought in to take on the properties. The community ran a remarkable campaign and, while they should never have had to face the situation that they did, I was proud to support them and help secure their homes. I have also continued to support them since.

Read more here: www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/comment-lorne-street-deal-victory-community-spirit-61....
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Helping The Lorne Community Association was a top priority for me when I was first elected in 2016, following on from the initial good work done by my predecessor Malcolm Chisholm. Straight after the election I contacted the Housing Minister to ask for assistance and I also asked the landlord/trust (who were threatening to evict around 150 tenants) for an urgent meeting. Deidre Brock MP and I met with the landlord/trust and we urged them in the strongest possible terms to consider other options. When I met the Housing Minster Kevin Stewart SNP we also discussed if a housing association could take on the properties. A number of weeks later, I was relieved and very pleased when the landlord/trust abandoned their proposals to evict, and instead a housing association was brought in to take on the properties. The community ran a remarkable campaign and, while they should never have had to face the situation that they did, I was proud to support them and help secure their homes. I have also continued to support them since.

Read more here: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/comment-lorne-street-deal-victory-community-spirit-612758.

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Here’s another article that was in the Evening News. Community power!🧡

My French vote for you !🇪🇺🇫🇷 Good luck !

And back a corrupt and incompetent regime....

What's your stance on "spaces for people" scheme?

Well said Mel!👍

I would if I could but unfortunately I have moved over the boundary into Edinburgh Central, where I will be supporting your colleague Angus Robertson to take over from the Tories.

another from the cult of shiete vote tactically get them gone

never trust snp

Malcolm Chisholm, now that’s a blast from the past - great guy, whatever happened to him?

The SNP have been seeking Separation from the U.K. since 1934, even today they cannot answer the most basic of economic or fiscal questions, that is without irrational claims and obligatory lies.

Nicola killed Granny and heinously misled parliament - and wants to take us out of a union which has been nothing but beneficial to Scotland, openly admitting she hasn't coated it - Boris was instrumental in a world leading furlough scheme and vaccine rollout. (Oh, and by the way he paid to have his house done up).

The SNP has presided over a loss of 22,000 jobs in local government since coming to power, new figures have revealed. New analysis has also exposed how the SNP’s refusal to increase council budgets in line with inflation will leave local authorities short-changed by more than £500 million this year.

Not a chance 14 years of failure from the SNP. Grievance and division is all you offer.

Fuck the snp

What does failure look like? Look at 14 years of SNP and yes the bodies have been piling up. 'We didn't get it right' Rattled Sturgeon forced into staggering admission on SNP record. NICOLA Sturgeon conceded the SNP "didn't get it right" in regards to tackling the severe drug epidemic that has been plaguing Scotland for well over a decade. “But people will be wondering where has this been over the last 14 years that the SNP has been in power? “There's been a 160 percent rise in drug deaths and a 55 percent in real-time funding for alcohol and drugs services. Is it too late?" Ms Sturgeon insisted the SNP had tried to tackle the issue but their policy "didn't get it right." She said: "Look, we didn't get it right. It's not because we didn't care. Of course it’s too late for all of those who have died. Just like the poor souls, those older people who were transferred with COVID into care homes where they infected others, when the NHS SNP were warned not to go ahead. Not only were they warned the issues with NHS beds were raised in 2015. After promising to abolish the problem entirely back in 2015, the number of frail elderly people left languishing in hospital beds when they no longer required treatment continued to grow.

Where's the £2.7bn of business covid support money that Audit Scotland identified as not being passed on to Scottish businesses, forcing many to fold, and staff thrown on the dole? www.vote21.scot

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3 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

It’s been great to see shops, cafes, gyms, pubs and restaurants open again today across Edinburgh Northern and Leith. If you can, take some time this week to support your local shops and businesses. Their sacrifices have helped to save lives and we are all very grateful to them for that. My team and I have worked hard to assist many local businesses through this challenging time, and I’m committed to doing all that I can to support them as we recover and move forward together. #ScotlandLovesLocal ... See MoreSee Less

It’s been great to see shops, cafes, gyms, pubs and restaurants open again today across Edinburgh Northern and Leith. If you can, take some time this week to support your local shops and businesses. Their sacrifices have helped to save lives and we are all very grateful to them for that. My team and I have worked hard to assist many local businesses through this challenging time, and I’m committed to doing all that I can to support them as we recover and move forward together. #ScotlandLovesLocal

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You have my vote #benmacsnp #BENMAC good luck #indyref2 👍

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I used to work in that pub

Looking forward to visiting this bar, food is so nice.

Don't do a Douglas Ross... 😉

Norman, I assume that doing a Douglas Ross is vernacular for doing a shit!

We only have an excess of expenditure or liabilities over our income or assets in a given period. "an annual operating deficit" because we are in the Un-united kingdom and it's only there because the Unionist Westminsters parties that yokes to weighing us down us down as their slaves. The European countries that are not members of the EU: Albania* Andorra. Armenia. Azerbaijan. Belarus. Bosnia and Herzegovina** Georgi Iceland. More items... www.schengenvisainfo.com/eu-countries/ EU Countries - The Member States of the European Union SCHENGENVISAINFO.COM EU Countries - The Member States of the European Union EU Countries - The Member States of the European Union

Scotland only has a Deficit because of an excess of expenditure or liabilities over our income or assets in a given period. "an annual operating deficit" because we are in the Un-united kingdom and it's only there because the Unionist Westminster's all (that includes Labour) parties goverment is yoking us to death, weighing us down in the belife that it's bullying of us, will keep us as their slaves. UK dependent countries are treated with more respect. The European countries that are not members of the EU but are part of the Common Market o the EU: Albania* Andorra. Armenia. Azerbaijan. Belarus. Bosnia and Herzegovina** Georgi Iceland. More items... www.schengenvisainfo.com/eu-countries/ EU Countries - The Member States of the European Union SCHENGENVISAINFO.COM EU Countries - The Member States of the European Union EU Countries - The Member States of the European Union EU Countries - The Member States of the European Union

Apparently you're a lying, no good, useless snp politician, that's according to your own constituents who have asked for your assistance. You're another one siphoning the gravy train. You talk a good game, but nothing else. Hopeless, hope your booted out.

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3 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

Working with others across the constituency, I'm committed to building a fairer society locally and nationally.

I was glad to work on the Social Security (Scotland) Act in the last parliamentary term, and at this election particularly support our SNP commitment to double the Scottish Child Payment to £20 per week per eligible child: www.snp.org/policies/pb-what-has-the-snp-done-to-address-child-poverty/.
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Working with others across the constituency, Im committed to building a fairer society locally and nationally.

I was glad to work on the Social Security (Scotland) Act in the last parliamentary term, and at this election particularly support our SNP commitment to double the Scottish Child Payment to £20 per week per eligible child: https://www.snp.org/policies/pb-what-has-the-snp-done-to-address-child-poverty/.

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I will for sure.

Good man!

3 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

This is great news! I was proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with the community in the cross-party, community led Save Leith Walk campaign - a remarkable campaign, where together we stopped the demolition of Stead's Place. If re-elected, I'm committed to continuing to work with everyone involved - the community, the developer and others - to make sure that this part of Leith Walk is rejuvenated, in order to be an asset for the benefit of all the people of Edinburgh Northern and Leith.💚Coming soon! The hoarding will be coming off and the building is starting to be renovated. It’s hoped the retail spaces will be opening around October. #saveleithwalk #savedleithwalk #community ... See MoreSee Less

This is great news! I was proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with the community in the cross-party, community led Save Leith Walk campaign - a remarkable campaign, where together we stopped the demolition of Steads Place. If re-elected, Im committed to continuing to work with everyone involved - the community, the developer and others - to make sure that this part of Leith Walk is rejuvenated, in order to be an asset for the benefit of all the people of Edinburgh Northern and Leith.💚

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👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I remember feeling very heartened as I looked at the big poster listing the names of all the political representatives who were backing the campaign. This is the approach the community needs for such a cause, and it needn’t be a barrier to us who live here making our own choices as to which party to support in other respects. 👍🏼

Well done for your hard work, commitment and support.

You need to make sure the “5stories with a 6th story which is only a sneaky sloped roof floor” DOES NOT impeded on the sunlight of the street in winter. Their attempts to sneak a 6th story (higher than any other building in the street) is disgusting, and they only got away with so many community complaints on the second plan because the consultation was held online during the pandemic. Cowards

Myself and many others are fed up with so many hideous bad new flat buildings and housing thrown up everywhere. It’s changed the dynamics of Edinburgh but not for the better.

Congratulations.😁

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3 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

What have I done for Edinburgh Northern and Leith? Here are just some of the local issues I've tackled and assisted with over the last 5 years...

As well as helping over 12,000 local people with their individual concerns and ideas... I'm determined to do more!
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£600k missing from the accounts, three resignations from the Finance Committee of SNP by professionals because Sturgeon's official partner won't let them see the books. If they can't run their party properly, then we can't expect them to run the country properly.

And he is a hottie lol

You’ve got my vote Ben, because you did a great job last term, and I want an independent Scotland to rejoin the EU.

Got my vote,best of luck

You forgot to mention increased child poverty, falling education standards, record levels of drug-related deaths, thousands of lost council jobs and deep divisions in our society. Only a brain-dead buffoon would be proud of that record. If you were serious about helping the people of Edinburgh Northern and Leith you would withdraw your candidacy forthwith.

You've got my votes Ben!

Done and dusted Ben both myself and partner voted 🗳snp 😁

I won't vote for anyone who's behind and all these roadworks Leith is being destroyed like the rest of the city

You got my vote Ben

Anas Sawar, why slag of the Scottish Peoples goverment, rather be mind full of others in trouble from the Virus.Pakistani Christian woman, Aasiya Noreen (Urdu: آسیہ نورین‎, Āsiyāh NaurÄ«n, born c. 1971, commonly known as Asia Bibi (آسیہ بی بی), was convicted of blasphemy by a Pakistani court and was sentenced to death by hanging. In October 2018 those advocating on behalf of Christian minorities, such as International Christian Concern. Why did Ana Sarwar's voice not speak up for her here in our Scottish parliamet, seeing it all happend in the Provice of his Father and Imran Khan was in CHARGE. Oh Aye she was "CHRISTIAN"

Vote for SNP is a vote for rabid racism.The Scots have proved themselves to be a nation of hatred.

I think you will find it’s Edinburgh clowncil not the SNP

Good luck Ben, I’ll be voting for Ash

Ben, very conflicted at the moment but rest assured you will have my vote.

Hi Ben, what are your views on the mad undemocratic Road Narrowing & Road Closure Agenda masquerading under the grossly misnamed "Spaces for People" scheme , which in reality is "LESS SPACE FOR LOCAL PEOPLE" ? How do you think Council Tax paying residents & businesses feel when overnight ALL vehicular access to their properties & businesses were removed overnight WITHOUT ANY PRIOR NOTIFICATION OR CONSULTATION, on a 24/7 basis? How do you think we feel when Transport Convener Lesley Macinnes SNP repeatedly REFUSES to reply to Complaints made direct to her inbox, & then in two online Council meetings dismisses legitimate concerns put to her as being "disingenuous" & "mischievous"? IMO she is NOT fit for purpose, appears incompetent, & should be dismissed & replaced. If elected, will you campaign to have All the Cycle Lane Defender Units (bollards) removed ASAP & vehicular access to properties & businesses restored? Yes, or No? Thanks.

No thanks ....

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3 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

I’m strongly committed to serving everyone in north Edinburgh and collaborating with all local organisations, to make a meaningful difference. The community response during the pandemic has been remarkable and I‘ve been proud to play my part in that. As we recover together, I want to help as much as I can to get the necessary support and investment for our area, to create new opportunities and effective initiatives, and to affect positive change that will build a fairer society. ... See MoreSee Less

I’m strongly committed to serving everyone in north Edinburgh and collaborating with all local organisations, to make a meaningful difference. The community response during the pandemic has been remarkable and I‘ve been proud to play my part in that. As we recover together, I want to help as much as I can to get the necessary support and investment for our area, to create new opportunities and effective initiatives, and to affect positive change that will build a fairer society.

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I’m grateful to Ben for being responsive when I requested time to discuss the requirements for a Just and Green Recovery. When the arrangements at my end didn’t work out, Ben was willing to offer a further time slot at short notice on a Friday afternoon. Not something to take for granted! Ben also offered a practical approach to helping which set my mind at rest.

Ben, before I cast my vote, can you explain something for me? The SNP is pro renewables and against fossil fuels? On the SNP website it says "Scotland can lead the transition to the decarbonised age". Formerly, you policy was to nationalize the North sea oil reserves and repatriate the oil and gas fields in an Independent Scotland's national maritime limits. The revenue from the oil and gas exploitation would help fund an independent Scotland. Given that your party is aiming for Carbon neutrality, a reduction in the consumption and exploitation of fossil fuels, how will you fill the revenue gap that would once have come from taxing the exploitation of Oil and Gas reserves in the independent Scottish maritime sector? www.snp.org/transition-to-decarbonised-age/

Sandra McIntosh is this not the MP you’ve tried to get a hold of all lockdown and has been nowhere to be seen? 🤔

Yes and so. Will I. 1. And 2.

Absolutely

I contacted Ben because my front and back gardens were totally disgusting, he got people out to sort it with in a couple of weeks, I'll be voting for him.

Mareeha Khan

What about care workers £500 bonus to be paid by the end of April? We are still waiting.

Sorry ben not this time

Definitely not

#ibackbenmac #snpalltheway

Yes defo

5G radiation and a Scamdemic. Wake up.

Needs to step up his game this area needs more brought to it

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4 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

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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Is that the party that’s done nothing ✅ for the Scottish working class for 14 years, Na no thanks 😕

You must be kidding look at the state of leith he’s on drugs

A few years ago I was being given the runaround by Edinburgh Council, spoke to Ben, sorted in days. He gets my vote.

An excellent MSP.

Ben MacPherson needs booted out he is useless and done nothing for Leith

Vote ALBA on the List to remove the Westminster Traitors from Scotland

You and your party of lying buffoons have consistently failed to tackle child poverty in Scotland; have presided over the rapid decline of educational standards in our schools; have presided over the worst drug-related death rates in Europe and killed thousands of elderly residents by placing Covid-infected patients in care homes. 14 years of abject failure!

You've got my vote, as long as you fully support Spaces for People being extended and made permanent. It's time to drive a sea change in active travel and get the city moving for everyone.

Snp 1& 2 for me Ben has been good for our area and Nicola has got us through this pandemic

For decades of division, no matter how good he is.

Another one...

Good luck.

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No.

Both votes SNP 💛💛💛

Good guy. I will be voting for Ben SNP 1 ALBA 2 on the peach ballot.

Stop him being elected. Stop job losses

Vote SNP 1&2 in the elections 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

great guy. X

Hope you can do something about stupid parking proposals in Leith Ryehill etc

McVey and Macinnes are an SNP liability and need to resign. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

If you send him an email you will get an automatic reply, but no answer to your questions. He probably "can't recall."

Hi Ben, can you please tell us what you & your Party's policy is on the mad undemocratic imposition of Road Narrowing throughout the Capital under Edinburgh Council's misnamed "Spaces for People" scheme , which is funded via a Scottish Government grant? If elected, will you campaign to remove these unnecessary "Cycle Lane Defender Units" (bollards) which have negatively impacted so many residents, delivery folk, Carers, & hinders Emergency Service vehicles promptly getting quickly to where they are needed as traffic cannot move aside to let them pass? Yes or No? Thanks & best wishes on your campaign.

Fuckin cowboy ben

No to SNP

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4 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson 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.

4 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

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

Good luck Ben

Best of luck!

Yes good luck Ben

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

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!

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

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4 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

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

4 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

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!

4 weeks ago

Ben Macpherson MSP

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.
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