Mortality rate for heart disease & strokes fall

The SNP is today welcoming new figures showing a huge fall in mortality rates for heart disease and stroke over the last decade – and is paying tribute to another success story for Scotland’s health service.

Murphy running scared of East Renfrewshire contest

With just 100 days to go until the Westminster election, the SNP has accused Jim Murphy of “running scared” of Westminster after the Labour leader continues to offer mixed messages about whether or not he will stand down as an MP.

SNP comment on Sky News election analysis

As we mark 100 days to go until the General Election, the SNP today welcomed a polling analysis and projection of seats in the House of Commons by Sky News’ psephologist Michael Thrasher.

Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Stewart Hosie MP said:

Scottish Labour "Sham" on Fracking


The Scottish National Party has described Scottish Labour’s policy on fracking as a “sham” as the vast majority of Scottish Labour MPs abstained on a key fracking vote in the House of Commons today.


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A9 safety scheme vindicated

Highland SNP MSP Mike MacKenzie has today (Monday) welcomed publication of performance data which shows the A9 average speed camera safety scheme has been successful in improving driver behaviour with instances of speeding significantly down and journey time reliability improved.

Poll shows Labour losing trust after Tory alliance

A new poll has shown that Labour is losing trust in Scotland because of its alliance with the Tories for over two years in the referendum campaign.

Decision to drop prison plans welcomed

The announcement that plans for a new female prison in Inverclyde will not go ahead has been welcomed today as Justice Secretary Michael Matheson has announced that the Scottish Government and Scottish Prison Service will now consult on investing in smaller, regional and community-based facilities across Scotland – in line with the recommendations of the report written by the expert group headed D

100 more days to go

With 100 more campaigning days to go until the General Election, the SNP are in the strongest position we have ever been in going into any election, as last week's Ipsos MORI poll and other surveys show:

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Labour and Lib Dems betraying oil workers

Aberdeen Central SNP MSP Kevin Stewart has attacked Scottish Labour and Liberal Democrats for seeking to remove a key recommendation of Sir Ian Wood’s Review into the industry as the Bill which introduces its recommendations is debated and voted upon the Commons today [Monday].