Yes camp poll puts independence backing at 46% in Seafar area of Cumbernauld

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 21:24 on 30 June 2014.
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CAMPAIGNERS making the case for a 'Yes' vote in September's independence referendum have revealed the results of a mass canvass event undertaken, in Cumbernauld, last Sunday (29 June).

Yes Cumbernauld say that some twenty campaigners took to various streets across the Seafar and Ravenswood area of Cumbernauld, as campaigning activity increases towards Scotlands date with destiny.

The campaigners asked local residents about which political party they would back at a Scottish Parliament election - and, of course, the all important issue of whether Scotland be an independent country.

Asking over a hundred voters across Seafar and Ravenswood their views on independence, the results show that 46.0% of those canvassed backed a Yes vote, whilst those voting No (25.4% of people canvassed) was dwarfed by the number of people who said they were undecided over the question of Scottish independence, which stood at 28.6%.

The day's activities were such a "success", say Yes Cumbernauld, that a second mass event has been organised for this Sunday (6 July), in the Balloch area of Cumbernauld.

"With less than three months to go until Scotland decides its future, local Yes campaigners will be engaged in a range of activity across Cumbernauld and Kilsyth to try and speak with as many local people as possible," a spokesman for Yes Cumbernauld explained.

Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth's Nationalist Member of tbe Scottish Parliament was one of the campaigners who took part in Sunday's mass canvass.

Commenting on the activies, Mr Hepburn said that September's vote had "inspired many people to get politically active".

The SNP man said: “It was great to be part of a large team of people campaigning for independence in our local community. The referendum has inspired many people to get politically active, many of them for the first time ever, and it is that enthusiasm that will drive our local campaign in these final months. Others who want to get involved would be very welcome to do so.

“The message we deploy locally will be about encouraging people to think about what kind of future they want for Scotland, for themselves and for their children. Do they want to continue to be governed by an unelected Tory government that is imposing a cuts agenda that is harming public services and holding back our economy; or do they want to live in a society that is fairer and more dynamic, where we always get the government of our choosing.

“Independence is merely about putting Scotland’s future in the hands of those who care most about the country – that is those who live and work here. I and other yes campaigners in the area will continue to take forward that message.”

Scots will go to the ballot box on September 18, and answer the straightforward Yes/No question, 'Should Scotland be an independent country?'
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