Charter renewal 'real opportunity' for BBC


Commenting on the BBC’s annual review, which found just 48 per cent of people in Scotland feel the BBC is good at representing their life in news and current affairs content, compared with 61 per cent in England, 61 per cent in Northern Ireland and 55 per cent in Wales, SNP broadcasting spokesperson John Nicolson MP said:


MPs join 50:50 Parliament campaign

Gender pay audits introduction "not before time"

The SNP is today welcoming the announcement that the UK Government will bring forward measures on gender pay but has highlighted that Tory social security cuts will have the biggest impact on women.

Tories shelve fox hunting vote

Commenting on the announcement that the UK Government have pulled the vote on fox hunting, after the SNP pledged to vote against the Government, Scottish National Party Westminster Leader Angus Robertson said:

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SNP welcome extraordinary poll

The SNP is today welcoming a Survation poll on Holyrood voting intentions showing support for the SNP at 56 per cent – up two points - on the constituency vote and 45 per cent on the regional list vote.

SNP on fox hunting vote




The Scottish National Party Westminster Group met this evening and decided to vote against the Tory Government's attempt to relax the ban on fox hunting south of the border in Wednesday's vote.

SNP Westminster Group Leader Angus Robertson MP said: 


Scotland -the real Northern powerhouse

London can’t help but have noticed the arrival of a significant Scottish presence in the last few months.  The 56 SNP MPs and the importance of Scotland to the political discussion at Westminster has once again put the focus on events north of the border.

But Scotland’s increasing profile is not just a political one.

SNP: Scrap ‘flawed’ student immigration plans

The SNP has called for the Home Office to scrap plans to introduce ‘flawed’ new immigration restrictions on foreign students. The new rules are expected to limit the ability of students from outside the EU to work during their studies and at the end of their course. 

SNP oppose welfare bill

The Scottish National Party today confirmed it will lodge an amendment opposing the welfare bill and has called on Labour opponents of the bill to vote against Tory plans to cut tax credits.