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The Scottish National Party is a social-democratic political party in Scotland. The SNP supports and campaigns for Scottish independence within the European Union. It is the third-largest political party by membership in the United Kingdom, behind the Labour Party and the Conservative Party; it is the third-largest by overall representation in the House of Commons, behind the Conservative Party and the Labour Party; and it is the largest political party in Scotland, where it has the most seats in the Scottish Parliament and 35 out of the 59 Scottish seats in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The current Scottish National Party leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has served as First Minister of Scotland since November 2014.

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SNP election manifesto would push independent Scotland into more austerity than the Tories, says IFS

An independent Scotland would have to 'count its pennies and pounds' says thinktank
Independent - Published

SNP election candidate ridiculed after saying wrong constituency name during hustings

'I made a slip of the tongue. We're all human,' says John Nicolson
Independent - Published

Videos for Scottish National Party

Nicola Sturgeon on possible support for Labour [Video]Nicola Sturgeon on possible support for Labour

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon appears on This Morning with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. She lists her conditions on what it would take for the SNP to support a possible Labour government after next..

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Election 2019: November 27 round-up [Video]Election 2019: November 27 round-up

Take a look at the highlights from the General Election campaign trail on November 27, including Boris Johnson visiting a cider farm and Nicola Sturgeon launching the SNP manifesto.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Wesminster must have no veto over Scotland's future [Video]Nicola Sturgeon: Wesminster must have no veto over Scotland's future

At the SNP manifesto launch, Nicola Sturgeon says there must be no Westminster veto over the holding of a second independence referendum. She said Scotland's future is at stake in the General Election,..

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Sturgeon warns of worse to come under 'dangerous' Johnson [Video]Sturgeon warns of worse to come under 'dangerous' Johnson

Nicola Sturgeon has warned voters of worse to come under a 'dangerous' Boris Johnson-led Government as she launched the SNP manifesto focusing on escaping Brexit and reversing austerity. Report by..

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PM: Let's be Corbyn-neutral by Christmas and protect union [Video]PM: Let's be Corbyn-neutral by Christmas and protect union

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says a "coalition of chaos" between Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon would stop Brexit being delivered, and risk the "magnificent" union between the UK nations. He..

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Nicola Sturgeon arrives for BBC Election Debate [Video]Nicola Sturgeon arrives for BBC Election Debate

SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon has arrived in South Yorkshire for the 'BBC Election Debate'. Party leaders including Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are set to take part in the programme. Report by Browna...

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Nicola Sturgeon on the campaign trail in Glasgow [Video]Nicola Sturgeon on the campaign trail in Glasgow

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon responds to Alex Salmond's appearance at court on Thursday morning where he pleading not guilty to offences against 10 women. Nicola Sturgeon joined Anne McLaughlin, SNP..

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Nicola Sturgeon responds to Alex Salmond's court appearance on the campaign trail in Glasgow [Video]Nicola Sturgeon responds to Alex Salmond's court appearance on the campaign trail in Glasgow

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon responds to Alex Salmond's appearance at court this morning where he faced charges of sexual assault including one attempted rape and one assault with intent to..

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Sturgeon criticises lack of Scottish voice in ITV debate [Video]Sturgeon criticises lack of Scottish voice in ITV debate

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon delivered a keynote speech in Dundee warning Westminster is set to be "engulfed by Brexit chaos for years to come". She added a vote for the SNP is a vote to give Scotland a..

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ITV Election Interviews with Swinson, Sturgeon and Farage [Video]ITV Election Interviews with Swinson, Sturgeon and Farage

Jo Swinson, Nicola Sturgeon and Nigel Farage have taken part in the first official TV interviews of the 2019 General Election. Speaking to ITV's Nina Hossain, the leaders of Lib Dems, SNP and the..

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Sturgeon reacts to election debate [Video]Sturgeon reacts to election debate

SNP leader and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has given her reaction to the first TV election debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at..

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Blackford: SNP should be in the ITV debate [Video]Blackford: SNP should be in the ITV debate

Ian Blackford has called for the Scottish National Party to be included in ITV's general election debate on Tuesday. The SNP's Wesminster leader raised concerns that many people make their mind up on..

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Sturgeon: Vote for SNP is a vote to decide Scotland's future [Video]Sturgeon: Vote for SNP is a vote to decide Scotland's future

Speaking on Arbroath Harbour, the SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says her party is the only major challenger to the Conservative Party in every single Tory-held seat in Scotland. Report..

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Corbyn: Not Labour's priority to have IndyRef2 [Video]Corbyn: Not Labour's priority to have IndyRef2

Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated that it is not Labour's priority to have a Scottish independence referendum. The Labour leader added; "we're not going to do it in the early stage of our government", later..

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Corbyn heckled by former SNP activist over IndyRef2 [Video]Corbyn heckled by former SNP activist over IndyRef2

Jeremy Corbyn was heckled over his opposition to another Scottish independence referendum as the Labour leader gave a speech to supporters. On the second day of his Scottish tour, Mr Corbyn was..

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Jeremy Corbyn rules out Scotland independence referendum [Video]Jeremy Corbyn rules out Scotland independence referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out holding a referendum on Scottish independence in the first term of a Labour government, even if the SNP wins the majority of Scotland’s 59 General Election seats. But the..

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General Election 2019: November 8 round-up [Video]General Election 2019: November 8 round-up

A look at the Friday highlights from the various General Election campaign trails. Boris Johnson says he will ditch booze to benefit Brexit and the SNP demand a second independence referendum.

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Many Britons expect UK to break up -- poll [Video]Many Britons expect UK to break up -- poll

Half of Britons expect the United Kingdom to break up within a decade, according to an Ipsos MORI poll. It comes at the start of an election campaign that's highlighting the strain Brexit has put on..

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Gove: 'SNP have dropped a bombshell on the election' [Video]Gove: 'SNP have dropped a bombshell on the election'

Michael Gove has accused the SNP of dropping a "bombshell" on the election campaign, with leader Nicola Sturgeon's suggestion that she would seek a fresh independence referendum next year as a price..

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Nicola Sturgeon launches SNP election campaign [Video]Nicola Sturgeon launches SNP election campaign

Nicola Sturgeon has set out her conditions for supporting a minority Labour government in the event of a hung parliament at Westminster. Speaking at the SNP's General Election campaign launch in..

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Sturgeon: Let's show Boris Johnson exactly what we think [Video]Sturgeon: Let's show Boris Johnson exactly what we think

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted the SNP has a "cast-iron" mandate to hold another independence vote, as she warned Boris Johnson has "no right to block the democratic wishes of the people of Scotland"...

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SNP election campaign pledges NHS protection and new independence vote [Video]SNP election campaign pledges NHS protection and new independence vote

SNP election campaign pledges NHS protection and new independence vote

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Nicola Sturgeon joins folk singer for a singalong on the campaign trail [Video]Nicola Sturgeon joins folk singer for a singalong on the campaign trail

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon joins in with a folk band in Dalkeith singing ‘I’m a Believer’, on the first day of the UK general election campaign.

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Election 2019: Nicola Sturgeon in profile [Video]Election 2019: Nicola Sturgeon in profile

A profile of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon as the 2019 General Election campaign gets under way. The third largest party in Westminster will be targeting Tory seats in Scotland in a hope to continue to..

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Next prime minister seeking SNP support must commit to 'zero tolerance' of antisemitism, Islamophobia and racism, Nicola Sturgeon says

The Scottish First Minister unveils party manifesto with demand for early independence referendum
Independent - Published

SNP would enter 'less formal arrangement' with Labour: Scottish first minister

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Sunday the Scottish National Party would only ever enter into a "less formal arrangement" to support a minority government formed by the main..
Reuters - Published

Question Time debate: Corbyn won't allow Scottish independence referendum for at least two years if Labour win

Nicola Sturgeon says she expects Labour leader to compromise if he needs SNP support
Independent - Published

Tory minister contradicts Boris Johnson over refusal to allow new Scottish independence vote

Scottish Secretary Alister Jack says SNP can gain 'democratic mandate' for IndyRef2 by winning majority at Holyrood in 2021
Independent - Published

Lib Dems and SNP lose court bid for slot on ITV election debate

Candidate accuses broadcaster of 'pre-empting decision of the people in a general election'
Independent - Published

General election: Sajid Javid accused of 'running scared' after TV economy debate put on hold

Labour, Lib Dems and SNP react with fury amid uncertainty about Channel 4 economy debate
Independent - Published

UK Labour says 'no deals' as SNP urges new Scottish independence vote

Britain's main opposition Labour Party said it is not doing any deals as the Scottish National Party (SNP) set a second independence vote as a condition for backing Labour if next month's general..
Reuters - Published

General election: Hung parliament would give SNP 'significant influence and power', says Nicola Sturgeon

Scottish First Minister says she will use leverage at Westminster to push for early independence referendum
Independent - Published

SNP will aim to ally against Conservatives in event of hung parliament: Sturgeon

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday her Scottish National Party (SNP) would seek to form "a progressive alliance" in the event of a hung parliament at Westminster after next month's general..
Reuters - Published

Scottish kingmakers in UK election? SNP will support 'progressive politics'

Scottish nationalists said on Friday they would support 'progressive politics' if the election threw up a hung parliament and refused to rule out propping up Labour to get another independence..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson to tell Scotland: vote Conservative to stop independence bid

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on Thursday to say a Dec. 12 election victory for his Conservative Party will halt Scottish National Party (SNP) plans to hold another..
Reuters - Published

Nicola Sturgeon says independent Scotland within 'touching distance' as election looms

'This election really is the most important one Scotland has faced in modern times,' SNP leader will tell rally
Independent - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon says to demand powers for new independence referendum

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she would make a demand before Christmas for the powers to hold another independence referendum.
Reuters - Published

General Election: Boris Johnson to force pre-Christmas poll with special bill if he fails to secure Labour support

Government ready to table near-identical bill to Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party to override fixed-term parliaments law
Independent - Published

Government rejects Lib Dem and SNP bid for earlier general election

The government has rejected a joint Liberal Democrat-SNP push for an earlier general election on 9 December, branding it "a stunt".
Independent - Published

Brexit: Lib Dems and SNP join forces to push for December election

Party leaders also write to Donald Tusk urging EU to grant Brexit extension to 31 January or later
Independent - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon asks Labour's Corbyn to back snap general election: The Sun

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon asked British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to back a snap general election during a secret meeting, The Sun reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Nicola Sturgeon hints SNP could vote with Boris Johnson for a general election 'before Christmas'

Scottish first minister says UK should go to polls when Article 50 extension 'nailed down' – piling pressure on Labour to do the same
Independent - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon says SNP will not vote for Johnson's Brexit deal

The Scottish National Party (SNP) will not vote for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament because it poses a much harder exit from the European Union, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on..
Reuters - Published

Sick of Brexit, Scotland's Sturgeon vows new independence vote in 2020

Scotland must hold another independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Scotland must hold independence referendum in 2020: SNP's Sturgeon

Scotland must hold an independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

SNP to back Labour UK government only with Scottish independence vote: FT

The Scottish National Party (SNP) would only support a minority Labour UK government if it agrees to authorize a second independence referendum for Scotland, the Financial Times report on Friday.
Reuters - Published

SNP spokesman: Remove PM Johnson and no-deal threat, then have an election

Scottish National Party spokesman Ian Blackford on Wednesday said parliament needed to remove Prime Minister Boris Johnson and eliminate the threat of a no-deal Brexit before it would agree to hold a..
Reuters - Published

Nicola Sturgeon smashed in head by swingball

Blow comes from former SNP MP who says: 'I play to win - and I did'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament ruled unlawful by Scottish court

Scottish National Party MP calls for immediate recall of parliament
Independent - Published

UK will have election 'when the time is right': SNP

British opposition parties will not back Prime Minister Boris Johnson's preferred timing for an early election but voters will not have to wait long before going to the polls, the Scottish National..
Reuters - Published

SNP says priority is avoiding no deal Brexit, then election date

The opposition Scottish National Party (SNP) will only agree a date for a general election when it is sure Britain will not leave the European Union without a deal, its Westminster leader said on..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Cross-party group of 40 MEPs sign pledge to work together to keep EU membership on the table

The MEP delegations of Labour, Greens, Liberal Democrats, Alliance, Plaid Cymru, and the SNP will formally cooperate
Independent - Published

We will not rule out any option to stop Brexit: Scottish leader Sturgeon

The leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Thursday her party and its 35 lawmakers would explore any option to stop Brexit in parliament and did not rule out backing opposition..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson branded a 'racist' and 'unfit' to be prime minister by SNP leader in the Commons chamber

Boris Johnson has been branded a "racist" in the House of Commons by the SNP leader, who said the Tory leadership favourite was "unfit" for No 10.
Independent - Published

Former SNP MP who embezzled more than £25,000 jailed for 18 months

Natalie McGarry splashed stolen money on rent, a holiday to Spain, transfers to her husband and other lifestyle spending, court hears
Independent - Published

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