Just thought I'd give a quick plug to a particularly important SNP campaign fundraiser. There's a local government by-election taking place in early September in the Cardonald ward - and it's one of those STV paradoxes where Labour are defending the seat even though the SNP won the popular vote in the ward in May. In theory it's a golden opportunity for the SNP to increase its representation on Glasgow City Council from 39 seats to 40, inching slightly closer to the magic number of 43 required for an absolute majority. Unfortunately, however, the SNP only won the ward by a roughly 43% to 38% margin in May, and there's almost certainly been a swing to Labour since then (even if there's ongoing uncertainty over exactly how big that swing has been). Labour probably ought to be regarded as the slight favourites for this contest, so the SNP's campaign on the ground will be all-important.
A relatively modest £1000 is being sought for the campaign - if you'd like to contribute, the fundraiser page can be found HERE.
There's also a by-election coming up in North Lanarkshire, which if anything is even more important, because it will decide whether the SNP remain the single largest party on the council. If anyone spots a crowdfunder for that one, let me know and I'll post the details.