While the large Westminster parties ramp up the marketing machine, the SNP are continuing their grassroots campaign with #SNPbecause day. A chance for folk on Twitter, Facebook and the less virtual world to show off why they are voting SNP.
While mainstream media finally starts asking “Has any Labour leader ever run a worse campaign than Jim Murphy?” Nicola Sturgeon emailed her party’s members this morning to declare today #SNPbecause Day. A day to get on social media and tell the world why ordinary people are voting SNP. It’s working too, Twitter feeds are filling up with the hashtag with real, legitimate reasons to vote SNP.
I'm #SNPbecause I want a fair and just society and an MP who who will speak up for Scotland's interests
— Bob Johnston (@g38pd) April 30, 2015
— Marty (@Martybhoy2643) April 30, 2015
I'm #SNPbecause We need a strong Scottish voice in Westminster, Scotland is too big to go back in the box!
— Amanda Cameron (@amandacameron) April 30, 2015
Some, mostly not using their names or faces, are also saying why they are not #SNPbecause.
— NoPlanVoteNo (@AyrshireBog) April 30, 2015
And some are just rude:
LOLZ. This #snpbecause hashtag is hilarious. So many deluded people.
— Āłłŷ (@allyja) April 30, 2015
But this author had to do some real digging to find the negative ones. It’s mostly all positive reasons to vote SNP.
#SNPbecause I know we can make Scotland a better and fairer country, run by Scots for all Scots.
— Jim Scott (@moragandjim58) April 30, 2015
I'm #SNPbecause I believe in Community, Education, Health & proper defense & Positive Economics. Only SNP will give & support these things
— C.I.D.P Astronaut (@The_Jag_10) April 30, 2015
I'm #SNPbecause They are the only party that wants to improve, which is crap since am in England and unable to vote them into Westminster
— The Fugitim (@stickuk) April 30, 2015
I'll be voting #SNPbecause they offer a fairer and more progressive alternative to the corrupt, lazy and arrogant Westminster establishment.
— Stewart Martin (@stewartmartino) April 30, 2015
It’s a great campaign, and totally different to the kind of tactics we’ve seen being used by the more established Westminster parties.
Update: #SNPbecause is currently the number one trending topic on Twitter in the UK.