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#SP2021 SNP aim to make dentistry free

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SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, will once again confirm the SNP’s commitment to an NHS which is free at the point of need. This time she will set out plans to cancel NHS dentistry charges...

#SP2021 – Nicola Sturgeon launches the SNP manifesto

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The SNP launched their 2021 manifesto this morning saying they would deliver a job-centred recovery from Covid-19.The bullet points are:20% increase in frontline NHS spending - £2.5 billionnational care service, backed by...

#SP2021 – SNP to set up national challenge to transform economy

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SNP will set up a £50 million national challenge to transform the economy in Scotland.The SNP has promised to set up a National Challenge competition, providing £50 million of funding to the...

#SP2021 – SNP will serve up free meals to every primary school pupil

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It is four weeks until the election, and the SNP have announced that an SNP Government will provide free school breakfasts and lunches to every primary school pupil.Both breakfast and lunches will be...

#SP6 – SNP launch their 2021 campaign

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The SNP launched their campaign for the Scottish Parliamentary Election on Wednesday. This was done virtually by the party leader on Twitter.https://twitter.com/theSNP/status/1377279410659860483?s=20Nicola Sturgeon said: "In normal times, I'd be criss-crossing the country meeting as...

#SP6 – SNP announcing town hall meetings

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The SNP will hold a series of digital town hall meetings to take their message all over Scotland.With a new poster in Glasgow SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, will remind everyone of the SNP policies...

#SP6 – SNP list candidate moves to Alba party

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A Scottish Parliament hopeful has become the latest SNP candidate to jump ship and join Alex Salmond’s newly-formed Alba party.Irshad Ahmed, an Edinburgh businessman who has been a member of the SNP for over...

#SP6 – Nicola Sturgeon address to SNP membership

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SNP Leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has delivered a message to the SNP conference as part of the SNP's 2021 election campaign asking Scotland to return her and her government to Holyrood.In her speech she reminds...

Joanna Cherry removed from SNP front bench in reshuffle

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Joanna Cherry QC MP has been 'sacked' by Ian Blackford MP and Westminster Leader as the Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson.Tommy Sheppard MP for Edinburgh East has been named the SNP's Shadow Spokesperson for...

Angus Robertson officially launches campaign for Edinburgh Central nomination

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Edinburgh Central is about to become the focus of national politics, with the former leader of the SNP at Westminster, Angus Robertson, officially launching his campaign today to become the SNP candidate for the...

#GE2019 Sarah Masson SNP candidate for Edinburgh West

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Sarah Masson works in Gordon Macdonald MSP's office, and has previously worked for Christian Allard when he was an MSP and for Ben Macpherson, so it is only natural that she is standing as...

#GE2019 SNP launch manifesto in Glasgow

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Nicola Sturgeon launched the SNP’s 2019 General Election manifesto this morning at an event in Glasgow.The SNP Leader warned that “Scotland’s future is on the line” in the most important vote for many...

#GE2019 Finance Secretary warns of risk to public services in budget delay

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MACKAY: UK BUDGET CHAOS POSES RISK TO SCOTTISH PUBLIC SERVICES Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has warned that the uncertainty over the next UK Government budget as well as continued Brexit uncertainty are “imperilling Scotland’s public...

#GE2019 SNP launch election campaign – NHS is ‘not for sale’

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The SNP will take steps to protect the NHS across the UK from being dragged into trade deals or further privatised by a future UK Government, the party said today as it launched its...

SNP at Westminster urge cross-party action

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With just a month to go until 31 October when the UK should have left the EU, the SNP leader at Westminster, Ian Blackford, has urged MPs from all parties to collaborate and take...

SNP to vote at Westminster in matter of rights for Northern Ireland

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Later today (if there is a vote at Westminster) then the SNP MPs have been allowed a free vote on amendments to a bill affecting equal marriage and a woman's right to abortion in...
SNP MPs LtoR Chris Law, Angela Crawley, Mhairi Black, Hannah Bardell, Martyn Day, Marion Fellows, David Linden and TommySheppard

Fossil-free Climate Campaign Backed by SNP MPs

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Following growing concerns about fossil fuel companies' role in fuelling climate change, 32 SNP MPs have called on the MP Pension Fund to stop investing in them.The MPs have signed a pledge calling for...

SNP back EU protectors for produce

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It is the SNP conference in Edinburgh this weekend. At the conference there has been some discussion about the value of EU brand protection for Scottish produce exported to other countries. Conference has backed...

Nicola Sturgeon to use her conference speech to highlight need for optimism

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Addressing delegates at the SNP Conference in Glasgow today (Tuesday), SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon will say that optimism and hope are needed more than ever, in the face of “unfolding calamity” at Westminster.The First...

Council news – first anniversary of SNP-Labour coalition

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It is only just a year since the ink was drying on the SNP-Labour coalition agreement in the Council Leader's office. I was there to witness the signing of the official document, which had...

Stand up to racism unity event at Parliament this weekend

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A 'Stand up to Racism ‘No to Racism, No to Islamophobia—Football for All’ unity event will be held in Edinburgh this weekend.Organised by Stand Up to Racism and supported by SACC, Scottish Trade  Union Congress (STUC), Show...

#GE2017 Day returns as MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk

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Martyn Day is back at Westminster for a second term after winning the Linlithgow and East Falkirk seat.The Linlithgow-based former West Lothian councillor polled 20,388 votes, down from the 32,055 he collected two years...

#GE2017 Bardell back with reduced majority in Livingston

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One of the Scottish National Party high-flyers at Westminster, Hannah Bardell, successfully defended her seat.The 34-year-old polled 21,036 votes in Livingston constituency, down from the 32,736 when she stood for Parliament for the first...

#GE2017 Toni Giugliano SNP candidate for Edinburgh West

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Toni Giugliano is the SNP candidate in Edinburgh West which the SNP won at the 2015 General Election ousting the Liberal Democrat MP Mike Crockart.The SNP won the seat then by a majority not much...

#GE2017 Jim Eadie SNP candidate for Edinburgh South

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 Jim Eadie is standing as the SNP candidate in Edinburgh South. Today he met with supporters at the local bowling club where he was joined by SNP Leader, Nicola Sturgeon.Mr Eadie said : "We...

#GE2017 SNP campaign to be a strong voice

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Earlier today in Liberton Nicola Sturgeon called in to explain to some SNP supporters that her party has plans to protect pensioners across Scotland from deeper Tory cuts.The First Minister bowled a 'blocker' against...

Council Elections 2017 – Manifestos for local government

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The main political parties have now published all their manifestos with pledges on a variety of local government issues.ConservativesThe Conservatives in their local election manifesto and on other local leaflets we have seen are...

Tories question Government plans ahead of Draft Budget on Thursday

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Finance Secretary Derek MacKay will address Holyrood with his draft budget on Thursday afternoon at 2.30pm. This follows from the Autumn Statement issued by the Chancellor of the UK Philip Hammond on 23 November 2016.Ahead...

New SNP depute leader announced 

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Earlier today at the SNP conference in Glasgow Angus Robertson MP was announced as the new Depute Leader of the party. The SNP Leader at Westminster will now also take on the role as Depute Leader...

SNP launch a fighting manifesto to get them back to government

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It had all the air of a boxing match - the stage set in the middle of the main hall in the EICC. The single podium. Lights, music and an array of press all...

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