by Megan Bentall May 6th, 2016
Well, that was a turn-up for the books. After a pretty uneventful Scottish election campaign, the results have turned out to be, well, a bit unexpected. Some 38 Degrees members will be happy with the results, some will be sad. Many will be wondering what’s going to happen next.
It’s easy at times like this to get swept away in thinking about the future – and there’s plenty of that to come. But right now, let’s pause for a second, take a breath and look at all that we’ve done together during this election campaign – and phew – we’ve done a lot!
Here are some of the brilliant things we did:
One thing’s for certain, as 38 Degrees members, we changed the face of this election. The National described us as “the new opposition at Holyrood”. That’s because of all of us: everyday Scots from all walks of life with the audacity to believe our politicians ought to work for us. So let’s pat ourselves on the back and take the day to enjoy it.
And then we can come back together and make sure we start using the power we have in the new political landscape. Together, we’ll make sure that our voices echo round the chamber at Holyrood. And make sure that the new Scottish Government – whatever form it takes – delivers on the issues we care about.