Earlier this year I stood for Depute Leader of the SNP. At the time I made a promise that I would be transparent about the financial side of my campaign. Any such campaign involves expenses and fundraising and I have set out a summary of these below. I am really grateful to everyone who supported my campaign either by donating directly or coming to one of the fundraising events.
In the end we raised more than we needed. I promised at the time that anything left over would be donated to the local campaign to support refugees. I’m delighted tell you that I have donated the surplus of £565.07 to Re-Act (Refugee Action Scotland) - a not for-profit international humanitarian aid project working to help bring vital supplies and support to the displaced refugees across Europe.
Petty cash (Donations at events) £53
Fundraisers Indiegogo £1,556.40 (net of fees)
Fundraising Event – Edinburgh £2,025.00
Fundraising Event – Glasgow £2,070.00
Total income: £5,704.40
Travel and Subsistence £1,104.17
(Rail, bus, petrol, food on the road)
(Accommodation when travelling to hustings, room hire for events, etc)
Merchandise and print £2,455.62
(Leaflets, pop ups, photo permissions, pens, badges)
Website and social media £386.60
(FB boosting and website)
Total expenditure: £5,139.33
Time is running out for many of Edinburgh's small businesses. Today I've written to the Chancellor asking for additional emergency assistance for our hospitality sector through the COVID-19 epidemic.