FM: SNP will protect NHS from privatisation & cuts

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today called on Labour to match the SNP’s commitment to boosting the NHS budget across the UK – and will confirm that she will back the STUC position to ensure that the health service is protected from the impact of TTIP.

Rise in foodbank shows damage of Tory austerity

A new report by the Trussell Trust showing that the number of people in Scotland using foodbanks rose by two thirds in the last year is the clearest demonstration possible of the damage Tory austerity cuts are causing and why a change of course is needed.

Former Labour council leader backs SNP candidate

Former Kirkcaldy District Council Leader Wilma Grant has become the latest Labour figure to publically endorse Peter Grant and the SNP for the forthcoming general election campaign.

Her endorsement follows on from last week’s revelation that 2 time Labour Cllr and social justice campaigner Fiona Purdon from Glenrothes has signed Cllr Grant’s nomination papers.

IFS predict Scottish deficit to fall by half


Commenting on the figures from th Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which predict that Scotland’s deficit will almost half by the end of the decade as a share of GDP - from 8.6 per cent to 4.6 per cent - even without the impact of SNP anti-austerity plans and policy changes to grow the economy faster, SNP MSP Kenneth Gibson said:

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Poll: Sturgeon most popular leader

The SNP has welcomed further details from a YouGov poll underlining the strength of support for Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP in the aftermath of her successful performances in the televised debates – while Jim Murphy’s ratings have fallen further, as both he and Ed Miliband are even more unpopular in Scotland than a Tory Prime Minister.

First Minister's speech to STUC 118th Congress

Tuesday 21 April 2015

SNP will always stand up for Scotland's workers

Nicola Sturgeon has today outlined how the SNP will always stand up for Scotland's workers. A strong team of SNP MPs at Westminster will take a new, progressive approach to tackling inequality.

We will boost pay for the lowest paid workers across the UK, helping to close the gap between rich and poor.

New Chilcot delays 'completely unacceptable'

The SNP has described BBC reports that the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War may not now be published this year as “completely unacceptable”.

Major shows Tory concern about progressive agenda

Commenting on the General Election intervention today by former Tory Prime Minister John Major - in which he says that a minority Labour government would face a daily dose of "blackmail" from the 

SNP will always stand up for Scotland's workers

Nicola Sturgeon will today outline how a strong team of SNP MPs elected to Westminster will always stand up for Scotland's workers.