MP Jo Swinson recently visited St Ninian’s School in Kirkintilloch. There, she shared her experiences of campaigning in elections with students who are sitting their Politics Higher exam next month. She spoke to students about canvassing and knocking on doors, the emotional rollercoaster of campaigning, and the growing importance of social media.
Jo also chatted to Scottish Youth Parliament candidates Charlotte Boyle, Dominic Bitka and Paul Taylor. They were excited about the upcoming elections, and asked insightful questions about the current state of politics.
“It was a great pleasure visiting St Ninian’s, and speaking to the students there, particularly Charlotte, Dominic and Paul who are all running for the Scottish Youth Parliament. The students asked really interesting questions, and I was able to offer my perspective on the changing political landscape as someone who first became an MP in 2005. While social media is an increasingly influential factor in elections, traditional canvassing methods like knocking on doors and sending letters are also still important.”