SNP flying high as UKIP struggles in Scotland


An analysis of the YouGov Scottish sub samples from this week's polling shows the SNP extending its lead in voting intentions for the Westminster elections, while UKIP struggles to make any impact in Scotland.


SNP welcomes peace campaigner to Holyrood


The SNP will today reaffirm its opposition to nuclear weapons as it welcomes Canadian Senator Emeritus, Doug Roche to the Scottish Parliament where he will show support for Scotland’s opposition to Trident.

SNP submission to Smith Commission

Dear Lord Smith

I am writing on behalf of the Scottish National Party to communicate our views about the additional responsibilities the Scottish Parliament needs in order to fulfil the Vow of the Westminster party leaders to deliver "extensive new powers" for Scotland.

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SNP membership reaches 80,000

Membership of the SNP has hit 80,000 today – as the incredible legacy of democratic engagement from the referendum shows no sign of stopping.

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Lab and Tory councillors vote against 'the Vow'


The SNP is today highlighting Labour and Tory councillors in Stirling council who have voted against the Vow on "extensive new powers" for the Scottish Parliament, which was signed by David Cameron and the other Westminster leaders days before the referendum.

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UK closer to EU exit door following by-elections

Commenting on the results of the two by-elections held for the Westminster seats in Clacton and Heywood & Middleton - which gave UKIP its first elected MP and saw Labour within a few hundred votes of losing a safe seat, again to UKIP - SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson MP said:

Pete Wishart writes to PM on 'new powers' debate



In a letter to the Prime Minister in advance of next week’s  Westminster parliamentary debate on further devolution to Scotland, SNP MP Pete Wishart has demanded that Mr Cameron leads the debate in the House of Commons as the key signatory of the ‘vow‘ made to Scottish electors in the week of the referendum. 


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NHS funding to rise by £288m to highest ever level

The Scottish Government’s commitment to the NHS and creating a fairer, more prosperous Scotland has been welcomed today – after John Swinney’s draft budget pledged a further £288m increase in the NHS budget as well as a number of measures to mitigate the impact of Westminster’s unfair welfare cuts.

SNP MSP leads debate calling for votes at sixteen

SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has today led a debate in the Scottish Parliament calling for the right to vote in all elections to be extended to 16 and 17 year olds – and paid tribute to the role Scotland’s young people played in the referendum campaign.

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