SNP support now higher among women than men

The SNP is today welcoming further details from the most recent Survation poll showing that the SNP is now more popular amongst women than men.

Murphy tries to airbrush out support for Tory cuts

Labour leader Jim Murphy is facing fresh questions of trust today, after it emerged that he has deleted references to his support for Tory austerity from his website.

SNP welcome another strong poll lead

The SNP is today welcoming another strong poll lead in both Westminster and Holyrood voting intentions – while Labour are continuing to pay the price for their toxic alliance with the Tories, and are on course for a worse Holyrood result under Jim Murphy than under Iain Gray.

Labour chaos on NHS continues

Labour’s chaotic position on the NHS has been exposed again this afternoon – after the party voted against a motion welcoming the publication of A&E performance figures which Labour themselves had been calling for.

SNP pledge to call for veto if TTIP threatens NHS

SNP MSPs will today pledge to fight to protect Scotland’s NHS by calling on David Cameron to use his veto to protect the NHS from the effects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

SNP MSPs led by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will today sign Unite’s pledge to demand that David Cameron vetoes TTIP unless the NHS is “fully and clearly exempted” from the agreement.

Unemployment below 150,000 - first time since 2009

The publication of new figures showing that unemployment in Scotland has fallen to below 150,000 for the first time since 2009 has been hailed today.

The latest Labour Market Statistics from the ONS show that employment in Scotland reached a record high of 2,625,000 between October and December 2014 while the level of unemployment fell by 15,000 to 149,000.

Murphy must apologise for outrageous NHS claims

Health Secretary Shona Robison has today (Tuesday) called on Jim Murphy to return to the hospital which he visited yesterday and apologise to staff after his party were “caught red-handed fiddling waiting times figures”.

SNP calls for urgent review of electricity supply

Following news that Longannet Power Station may close earlier than planned partly due to the high cost of transmission charges, the SNP is calling for an urgent review of electricity supply to keep the lights on across the UK.

Call for investigation into Murphy donations

The SNP is today calling for the Electoral Commission to investigate the eligibility of a donor to the Scottish Labour Party, following questions over tax avoidance.