Independence Debate, Independence Referendum
Published: 12/08/2014 10:10 - Updated: 12/08/2014 10:58

"South Kessock is one of our strongholds", independence canvassers claim

Written byDonna MacAllister

 

South Kessock residents were the latest to be canvassed by supporters of Scottish independence.
South Kessock residents were the latest to be canvassed by supporters of Scottish independence.

The most deprived area of Inverness is looking like one of the strongholds of the Yes campaign, according to Radical Inverness.

A South Kessock doorstep tally by the grass-roots group found that more than 50 per cent of householders were voting yes and 20 per cent were ticking the no box in next month’s ballot, canvassers have claimed.

Donnie Fraser, convener of the organisation, which is made up of various groups who believe independence would create a better, fairer, Scotland, said a further 29 per cent of residents were undecided.

"That’s from a sample of 80 doors knocked and when the "undecideds" are removed that gives a total of 72 per cent yes. From our point of view that’s not bad obviously," he said.

But the Better Together Campaign said Mr Fraser's claim was egotistical rubbish.

Spokesman Craig Wilson said: "Radical Independence spin doctors will be getting sacked after this as usually when they make up these stories the result is above 90%."

The area was part of a tour promoting the Better Together campaign a fortnight ago. Campaigners said they knocked on 100 to 150 doors in the neighbouring Merkinch area and found that around 60 per cent of residents were intending to vote no in the referendum next month.
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