The SNP has a vibrant and thriving presence in Glasgow, with active branches across the city. Members come from all walks of life and all colours and creeds. Glasgow SNP campaigns regularly on a wide variety of issues. Local issues have included the highly successful Queen Mother's Hospital campaign, campaigns on retaining the city's Accident and Emergency Units, and a campaign against the Housing Stock Transfer.
Nationally and internationally, Glasgow SNP has been active against the war in Iraq, and fighting for a fair deal for pensioners.
Finally, the SNP is always campaigning on the issue of Independence, promoting national self government as a way for Glasgow and Scotland to release their full potentials, and for the people of Scotland to live prosperous and peaceful lives with access to decent healthcare, a world class education system, and free from the fear of crime and poverty.
Glasgow Regional Association organises the SNP on a city wide basis, and works closely with parliamentarians, councillors and party members to promote our message to the city of Glasgow.
Current Glasgow Regional Association Office Bearers:
Convenor - Natalie McGarry
Vice Convener - Sid Khan
Secretary - Patrick Grady
Organiser - Gail Lythgoe
Treasurer - Alexander Belic
Press Officer - Cllr Craig Mackay
For contact details see Contact Us page
Previous office bearers.
The SNP is a democratic left-of-centre political party committed to Scottish Independence. It aims to create a just, caring and enterprising society by releasing Scotland's full potential as an independent nation in the mainstream of modern Europe.
The SNP was founded in 1934, and has had continuous parliamentary representation since 1967. In the 2007 elections the SNP returned 47 MSPs to the Scottish Parliament, and were able to form a minority Government which in a relatively short time has begun to transform public services. The success and popularity of the minority government led to 69 SNP MSPs being returned in the 2011 elections, and a majority government being formed for the first time in the history of the modern Scottish Parliament.
At Westminster we have seven MPs, two MEPs within the European Parliament, and over 360 local councillors throughout Scotland.
The party has been at the forefront of the campaign for Scottish self-determination for almost seventy years. The evolution of the SNP has been paralleled by the political evolution of Scotland herself - from an almost totally unionist country to a nation on the brink of independence.
The Scottish people have invested a lot in their Parliament but there is a growing realisation that, although devolution was a job worth doing, it is a job half done.
The SNP exists to argue the case for completing the powers of the Scottish Parliament and returning Scotland to the normal status of an independent country. Independence means Scotland will have a direct voice in Europe and the international community, and the power to tackle Scotland's social and economic problems by making Scotland's wealth work for Scotland's people.