SNP welcome EU poll


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SNP will seek to defeat Tories Human Rights repeal

Speaking in advance of the UK Government's Queen's Speech on Wednesday, Scottish National Party leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that a key SNP objective would be working across party lines at Westminster and in Holyrood to prevent the Tories repealing the Human Rights Act

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SNP comments on HS2 “outrageous” reports

The SNP has commented on reports that the High Speed Two rail link (HS2) will not come to Scotland, as reported on the front page of today’s Independent on Sunday, SNP Westminster Transport spokesperson Drew Hendry MP said:

"Labour machine" is "bullying" candidate backers

The SNP has pointed to ‘the terrible state’ that the Labour party is in today after leadership candidate Ken Macintosh claimed his backers are being “bullied, intimidated and pressurised” by the "party machine" into withdrawing their support for him.

First Minister on Carmichael inquiry findings


Commenting on the conclusion of Sir Jeremy Heywood’s inquiry into the leak of a memo concerning her meeting with the French Ambassador, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: 

"I am satisfied that Sir Jeremy Heywood has established the truth about this sorry matter, and I thank him for his work.

SNP to chair energy and Scotland committees

Commenting on the news the Scottish National Party will chair the UK Parliament’s Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and Scottish Affairs Select Committee, Chief Whip Mike Weir MP said:

SNP secures Westminster debate on Trident safety

The SNP has secured a debate on Trident safety in the first week of the new parliament.

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SNP welcome BAE commitment to Glasgow shipyards


The SNP has today welcomed the news that BAE Systems has confirmed that it is to retain both Govan and Scotstoun shipyards in Glasgow, following a review of its operations.

In a joint statement Chris Stephens, MP for Glasgow South West and Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West said:

SNP 'the only opposition' to Tory austerity

George Osborne’s plans for further cuts in public spending highlight the urgent need for an alternative to austerity, the SNP has said today – as the party continues to be the only effective opposition to Tory cuts.