FORMER LABOUR CANDIDATE JOINS SNP

The Scottish National Party are delighted to announce that a Labour Scottish Parliament candidate in 2011 and former member of the Scottish Labour Executive has joined the SNP.

Linda Millar joined the Labour Party in 1990, and was fifth on the Labour list in the West of Scotland in 2011 - where Labour secured three list MSPs.

No trust in Lib Dems after broken promises

Commenting following the publication of the Lib Dem manifesto, the SNP has today said voters no longer believe a word Nick Clegg and his party say. 

SNP Depute Leader Stewart Hosie said: 

Murphy hung out to dry as no cuts claim rubbished

Check out our Storify on Labour’s attempts to back cuts and oppose them at the same time

During last week’s STV Scottish Leaders debate, Jim Murphy said that Labour did not need to make any further spending cuts.

Swinney: SNP will push for SME prompt payment

Speaking to business people in Glasgow today with SNP candidate for Glasgow South, Stewart

Tory manifesto at odds with needs of Scotland

Commenting on the launch of the Tory manifesto, SNP Depute Leader Stewart Hosie has said that both Labour and the Tories are ignoring Scotland and only a team of SNP MPs can give Scotland a strong voice at Westminster. 

FM: Scotland needs alternative to cuts consensus

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has set out why Scotland needs a strong, SNP alternative to Westminster’s austerity consensus – as the Tories get set to confirm their commitment to austerity cuts and as Labour’s campaign in Scotland is plunged into chaos on the issue.

SNP challenge Murphy to 'pulp election fiction'

Following the admission by Labour's Westminster leaders that they would impose cuts on Scotland - correcting the bogus claims of Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy who said that Labour would not make more cuts - the Scottish National Party challenged Mr Murphy to pulp Labour's election material in Scotland which claims: "Labour will put an end to Tory austerity and their plan to cut

Union challenges parties to back SNP stance

A call by the PCS trade union to back the SNP’s stance on ensuring that UK Government employees have the same right to a living wage as Scottish Government staff has been welcomed today.

Labour manifesto - Murphy "hung out to dry"

Commenting on the launch of Labour's UK manifesto today, Scottish National Party leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon seized upon the Westminster Labour leadership correcting Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy's bogus claims that there would not be cuts in Scotland under Labour.

SNP launch manifesto to help business thrive

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Deputy First Minister John Swinney have today outlined the SNP’s plans to help Scotland’s businesses to thrive.

The SNP are the only party offering an alternative to austerity, and today we are setting out our support for Scottish businesses who are being held back by the Westminster cuts agenda.