Scottish National Party (SNP): 

Ettrick, Roxburgh & Berwickshire  Constituency 

(covering the counties of

Berwickshire, Roxburghshire & Selkirkshire ward)

This site is intended to provide a resource of information for those interested in learning more about the work of the SNP or who are considering voting for the party.  The site also allows us to communicate directly with you, the people of the Borders. 

The site also sets out our policies and information about our most important asset, our people, including Paul Wheelhouse, our local Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the newly created Scottish Parliament constituency of Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire; a seat covering Roxburgh, Berwickshire, Selkirk and the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys in Selkirkshire.    

The SNP won a historic national victory in the Scottish Parliament Election in 2007.  In doing this, the party received the most 'first votes' (26% or 14,400 votes) in total across the two Borders constituencies.  If everyone who voted for Alex Salmond for First Minister votes SNP again in 2011 we stand every  chance of seeing the SNP Scottish Government re-elected and for our candidate, Paul Wheelhouse, to win. We know from our canvassing since May 2010 that many Lib Dem voters, with whom we share many policy objectives, feel betrayed by the deal struck between the Lib Dems and the Tories at a UK level, which saw the Lib Dems throw away their principles, and those voters are now turning to the SNP to represent them.  

With the SNP having formed a minority Scottish Government for the last four years, and the Scottish Parliament's largest party, and Alex Salmond MSP as Scotland's First Minister, we in the SNP believe we have a historic opportunity to win seats like Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire and to represent the people of this wonderful constituency.  We are working hard and hope to earn your support.

It is clear from academic analysis of the estimated vote shares within this new constituency that the seat is heading for a three-way contest between the SNP and the two "ConDem" parties imposing cuts on Scotland, i.e. the Lib Dems and Tories.  No serious commentator suggests that Labour can win this time, given that they have just 8% of constituency and 12% of list votes.

At a local level, we remain committed to the regeneration of our rural economy and for sustaining and improving the vitality and quality of life of our distinctive communities.

The site will continue to add content, as we campaign on behalf of the people of the constituency, and will help inform those interested in the SNP.  

So, if you don't find what you are looking for on this occasion, please come back to the site again - watch this space and please do spread the word!  If there is any aspect of policy you would like to have more detail on, just let us know.   

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