Our Activities

Social Media

Leith SNP is active on a range of social media. We are passionate about digital inclusion and work hard to make sure our voices are heard.

Social Events

Politics is all about people – are we are very sociable people. Whether it’s a coffee morning, St Andrew’s Day celebrations or just a drink and a chat, there’s always something to come along to.

Branch Representation

Leith SNP is represented by delegates at our party Conference, National Council, our Constituency Association and the Edinburgh City Association. Our very own Roz Currie is also on the SNP National Executive Committee.

Campaigning Activities

We work hard to support and campaign for our elected representatives and candidates by regularly canvassing, leafleting, and helping to organise events.

Community Engagement

Our local community is very important to members of Leith SNP. We are active in the community, and are involved with the issues that are important to the people of Leith. You may see some of us at one of our regular SNP stalls, if you do please come along, say hello, and pick up a badge!

Branch Meetings

We have our branch meetings on the third Wednesday of every month in the Leith Dockers Club, 17A Academy Street, Leith. Our meetings are relaxed, informal and participatory.

Elected Members

Deidre Brock

MP, Edinburgh North and Leith
Deidre was elected to the Westminster Parliament as MP for Edinburgh North and Leith in 2015, defeating the incumbent Labour Party MP. Deidre was re-elected in the snap General Election of 2017. She is the SNP’s Westminster Spokesperson for Devolved Government Relations, Northern Ireland and Fair Work and Employment.

Ben Macpherson

MSP, Edinburgh Northern and Leith
Ben worked as a solicitor before being elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2016 to represent the Edinburgh Northern and Leith constituency. He was recently nominated for the ‘One to Watch’ award at the Herald newspaper’s Scottish Politician of the Year awards.

Adam McVey

Councillor, Leith Ward
Adam was elected to represent the Leith ward on the City of Edinburgh Council in 2012. He was re-elected again in 2017 and subsequently became Edinburgh Council’s youngest ever leader.

Tommy Sheppard

MP, Edinburgh East
Tommy was elected to the Westminster Parliament in 2015 to represent Edinburgh East, defeating the incumbent Labour MP. Tommy was re-elected in the snap General Election of 2017. He is the SNP’s Westminster Spokesperson on the Cabinet Office, Scotland and the House of Lords.

Want to Get Active?

We welcome everyone who wants to contribute to building a better Scotland, and we value diversity

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