As a way of connecting with the community, we invite along guest speakers at our monthly meetings.
The subjects will vary but will always be something based on making our community better, or providing political education.
We are now looking for a guest speaker for our January meeting. If you would like to be, or nominate someone to be, a guest speaker at one of our monthly meetings, please click the button and fill in the form.
Why Join Us?
WE ARE LOCAL
Viewpark and Tannochside SNP group are a sub-group of Uddingston and Bellshill Constituency Branch and are made up of members from ward 14, Thorniewood which is a very large, diverse area with people from all different backgrounds and a mixture of residential, business and industrial areas.
A GROWING AND FORMIDABLE FORCE
We in Thorniewood are used to being ruled by Labour for too long. Since the referendum in 2014, membership has grown from a handful to over 200 (correct at September 2015) and are still growing. We were successful in by election of 2015 and the residents of Thorniewood elected Steven Bonnar to be their councillor and since being in office he has enjoyed very busy surgeries, showing that there is a need for SNP help in our area. He was again elected in the local elections of 2017 and has been working hard and coming true on the promises he made during the election and more.
WE HELP OUR COMMUNITY
We were instrumental in starting up the Viewpark and Tannochside Benevolent Fund and hold regular community improvement events such as litter picking in Douglas Glen and are always looking for ways to better our community and making it a better place to live, work and play. You can see a list of our ideas in the menu above. We regularly organise community action days, clearing up our glen having litter picks and help local groups, at Christmas for example.
WE ENGAGE ALL AGES
We are always actively looking for new members. The SNP have always been on the side of our young people and that is why we fought to change the voting age in Scottish elections to 16. We believe young people deserve a far louder voice and a greater say in what happens to the future of Scotland. The SNP has a youth wing, Young Scots for Independence and they come from communities like ours. (Find our more at snpyouth.com )
Our Elected Officials
Steven is a local lad, born and raised in Viewpark and remains there to this day. Since being elected, he continues to work tirelessly for his constituents, regardless of political affiliation and has quickly made a name for himself as someone who gets work done.
If you would like to contact Cllr. Bonnar, please click on his picture above and you will be taken to his profile page on the North Lanarkshire Council website.
Richard joined the SNP in 1966, and was elected as a councillor for Motherwell District in a by election in October 1976, and was re-elected at each local government election till 2012 when he had to stand down since being elected as an MSP in 2011.
Richard was SNP Group Leader in Motherwell District and North Lanarkshire from 1976 till 2011 and was SNP Group Leader in Cosla from 2007 till 2009.
If you would like to contact Richard Lyle MSP, click on his picture above and you will be taken to his profile page on the Scottish Parliament website. Alternatively, you can contact him via email at Richard.Lyle.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01698 337541 or at his Scottish Parliamentary office on 0131 348 6394
How brilliant is it to meet with likeminded folk and use our ideas to make things better round here. In the local group here there are an amazing bunch from all walks of life and of all different ages. Theres so much potential for this group and so much talent to help take the party forward for the future. The local group meetings are well organised and give everyone a chance to contribute (if they want to). Its a very open and positive group and all ideas and input are always welcomed and respected by Martin and Andrew. I really feel very positive about the VP&T SNP and Im sure we will have lots to contribute to the area. On top of that its a great way to meet local people. There are opportunities to be as involved as you like - from taking on a responsible role to leafleting, canvassing, fundraising etc. All things that can add to your skillset and help in other areas of life. Id recommend any local members who havent attended meetings to come along to the next local VP&T meeting.Claire Monty
I joined the SNP following the Referendum last year. I wanted to join a party that had the same want for change as me. The referendum ignited something in a lot of people...what I didn't realise was that there were so many people on my doorstep that had the same passion for change not only in their own community but in Scotland as a whole and boy are they a passionate bunchDeryn McQueen
After being brought up a labour supporter from birth in what was a Labour heartland I felt that they no longer stood for the same principles that I did. I joined the SNP not just because I'm an supporter of Scottish Independence but because I feel that they share the principles that I do. Namely a fairer society where we support and improve the lives of the poor and disadvantaged rather than penalising and stigmatising them. That we prioritise health and education before war. That our elected politicians stand up for the people who voted for them and that the direction of the party is guided by the will of the members.Joseph Budd
I joined the SNP because I could not believe that residents of Scotland would think that they couldn't make decisions for themselves. During the referendum campaign I was criticised for expressing my views and I decided that meant being either a bad citizen or a second-class citizen. I decided to be neither, so here I am.Jim Morris
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