BBC debate - Impressive performance from Sturgeon

Commenting after the BBC Scotland Leaders' Debate, Scottish National Party Depute Leader Stewart Hosie said:

Tories scared of progressive SNP MPs

Commenting on David Cameron's interview with the BBC's Nick Robinson, in which he again rejects any role for the SNP in influencing the government of the UK, SNP Depute Leader Stewart Hosie said:

Scotland can unite on Thursday to end austerity

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is today calling on people across Scotland to unite to make Scotland’s voice at Westminster as strong as possible and end austerity – as new polling finds overwhelming agreement that electing more SNP MPs on Thursday will mean that Scotland's interests are better represented at Westminster.

Sturgeon's ratings rise as Murphy's slide further

The SNP has welcomed a new YouGov poll showing SNP support remains at the record level of 49 per cent shown in the previous poll – and that the party enjoys a 23 point lead over Labour.

The poll commissioned for the Sunday Times, also shows that Nicola Sturgeon’s personal approval ratings continue to soar, rising by 14 points in the last two weeks to +56.  

Only the SNP are committed to progressive politics

Ed Miliband’s revelation that he is prepared to let the Tories back into office rather than work with the SNP has shown that it is only the SNP that can be trusted to deliver progressive politics, SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon said today.

SNP TUG has more members than Scottish Labour

Membership of the SNP’s Trade Union Group has increased to more than 15,000 – meaning that it now has more members than the Scottish Labour party.

While the Labour Party in Scotland has been reluctant to release official membership figures, Jim Murphy has recently said that there are ‘around 15,000’ members.

Miliband speech: Labour have abandoned principles

Commenting following a speech in which Ed Miliband reaffirmed his intention to ignore the voice of the people of Scotland if they elect a strong team of SNP MPs at Westminster next Thursday, SNP Deputy Leader Stewart Hosie said:

POLL: SNP has run most effective election campaign

The SNP is welcoming a new poll showing that the party is considered to have run the most effective General Election campaign – as Nicola Sturgeon’s progressive, anti-cuts message continues to resonate across the UK.

SNP welcomes latest Ashcroft polls

Welcoming the latest Ashcroft polls which put the SNP ahead in East Renfrewshire and Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale, SNP General Election Campaign Director Angus Robertson said:

"These are very welcome polls, putting the SNP ahead in both the Scottish Labour leader's seat and the sole Tory-held constituency in Scotland.