Commenting on the result of the Scottish Labour leadership contest, SNP Business Convener Derek Mackay said: “I congratulate Kezia Dugdale and Alex Rowley on their success and look forward to working together wherever we can for the benefit of everyone in Scotland.
The Scottish National Party has criticised the UK government's plan for a rise in minimum income only for those over 25 years old, as figures reveal 44% of Scottish workers under 25 will lose out under the Tory government’s plans.
The SNP is this morning celebrating two council by-election wins in the Falkirk Denny and Banknock ward and Wishaw in North Lanarkshire – with an overall swing of almost 22 per cent from Labour to the SNP.
The SNP has today backed families of UK service personnel killed in Iraq in demanding no further delays in the publication of the Chilcot report into the invasion. Lawyers acting for some of the families have written to Sir John Chilcot calling on him to set a deadline for the publication of his report into the illegal invasion of Iraq by Tony Blair in 2003.
The SNP has today welcomed new employment statistics which show that that unemployment has continued to fall, with a fall of 13,000 between April and June this year. This compares to an increase across the UK over the same period.
The SNP has today marked UN International Youth Day by calling on young people aged 15 and over to register to vote ahead of next year’s Scottish general election. This reflects this year’s International Youth Day theme of ‘Youth Civic Engagement’.