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How much money do you actually need to contest a list vote, six weeks before election day in a campaign where there'll be restricted canvassing anyway? It's not the United States; their performance will depend entirely on their popularity rather than fundraising. 

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17 minutes ago, virginton said:

How much money do you actually need to contest a list vote, six weeks before election day in a campaign where there'll be restricted canvassing anyway? It's not the United States; their performance will depend entirely on their popularity rather than fundraising. 

So you're saying they're fucked.

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11 minutes ago, Baxter Parp said:

So you're saying they're fucked.

If they get fucked it won't be down to the lack of funds to buy airtime in the expensive Shettleston media market, put it that way.

Tinfoil hat lunatics sustain list political billing in Scottish elections every time, while media coverage is certain to follow Salmond wherever he goes. Campaign finance is almost entirely irrelevant to their campaign. 

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7 hours ago, virginton said:

If they get fucked it won't be down to the lack of funds to buy airtime in the expensive Shettleston media market, put it that way.

Tinfoil hat lunatics sustain list political billing in Scottish elections every time, while media coverage is certain to follow Salmond wherever he goes. Campaign finance is almost entirely irrelevant to their campaign. 

There is a possible parallel here with the Charles Kennedy effect on the Lib Dem vote under his leadership. He received a huge amount of positive media coverage and publicity mainly posistive. It resulted in a large percentage  increase in the Lib Dem vote in constituencies where they had no local campaign to speak of. So as VT suggestst, Salmond will get a lot of media coverage, I would guess that most of it will be negative and so we may see the opposite of the Charles Kennedy effect. We'll see if "there's no such thing as bad publicity".

They'll still need tens of thousands in funds to cover some of their campaign costs such as candidate deposits and an election communication for deliver to every voter in every region etc. 

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29 minutes ago, Saltire said:

 

They'll still need tens of thousands in funds to cover some of their campaign costs such as candidate deposits and an election communication for deliver to every voter in every region etc. 

Looks like a crowdfunding effort is coming.

 

That part of the Yes movement has always seemed willing in the past to stump up money to pay for Stuart Campbell's mortgage and Alex Salmond's legal fees - I'd have thought they would be quite well placed to attract funds.

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7 minutes ago, sparky88 said:

Looks like a crowdfunding effort is coming.

 

That part of the Yes movement has always seemed willing in the past to stump up money to pay for Stuart Campbell's mortgage and Alex Salmond's legal fees - I'd have thought they would be quite well placed to attract funds.

Could probably do with some of the £600k that the SNP have squirreled away for the indyref2 campaign. 

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How much money do you actually need to contest a list vote, six weeks before election day in a campaign where there'll be restricted canvassing anyway? It's not the United States; their performance will depend entirely on their popularity rather than fundraising. 
At the last Scottish Parliament election the campaign spending for each party was:

SNP - £1,465,542
Tories - £979,661
Labour - £337,814
Scottish Greens - £274,656
Lib Dems - £187,647

To be competitive you are possibly looking at Alba needing a figure on par with the Greens.

£16,000 for deposits as well if they are standing 4 on each regional list.

I suppose if you had limited funding you could do it for less but using a Social Media and press campaign.

I'm sure Alba will have no issues raising that kind of funding.

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9 minutes ago, DeeTillEhDeh said:

At the last Scottish Parliament election the campaign spending for each party was:

SNP - £1,465,542
Tories - £979,661
Labour - £337,814
Scottish Greens - £274,656
Lib Dems - £187,647

To be competitive you are possibly looking at Alba needing a figure on par with the Greens.

£16,000 for deposits as well if they are standing 4 on each regional list.

I suppose if you had limited funding you could do it for less but using a Social Media and press campaign.

I'm sure Alba will have no issues raising that kind of funding.

I would think they'll raise a decent sum fairly quickly. 

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38 minutes ago, ayrmad said:

I would think they'll raise a decent sum fairly quickly. 

How much have you contributed?

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43 minutes ago, ayrmad said:

I would think they'll raise a decent sum fairly quickly. 

Brian Soutar is a prime suspect on being part of the SNP's deplorables faction.

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15 minutes ago, Henderson to deliver ..... said:

I wouldn't be surprised if the christian right in the US chucks them some money.

Its not surprising given the tories stranglehold on UK politics that there is no ban on foreign funds in UK elections, but there should be. 

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6 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

Brian Soutar is a prime suspect on being part of the SNP's deplorables faction.

Didnt he pay for a lot of the keep the clause campaign? Happy to admit im wrong if that’s not the case. 

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12 minutes ago, Granny Danger said:

How much have you contributed?

I've better things to do with my money. 

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7 minutes ago, ayrmad said:

I've better things to do with my money. 

So you’ve contributed nothing?
 

 

 

 

At least you’re consistent.

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1 minute ago, Granny Danger said:

So you’ve contributed nothing?
 

 

 

 

At least you’re consistent.

I always aim for parity with your good self. 

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Latest polls look promising for the good guys. All hypothetical, but if both Dumfries seats went yellow I’d probably drink myself into oblivion and cry tears of joy.




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11 minutes ago, MONKMAN said:


Latest polls look promising for the good guys. All hypothetical, but if both Dumfries seats went yellow I’d probably drink myself into oblivion and cry tears of joy.


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70 SNP and 11 Green MSPs sounds wonderful.

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