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SNP to launch manifesto

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Nicola Sturgeon Photo Credit: Dailyrecord
Nicola Sturgeon Photo Credit: Dailyrecord
Nicola Sturgeon
Photo Credit: Dailyrecord

The SNP is to unveil its election manifesto, setting out an “alternative to austerity” and positioning the party as a force for UK-wide change.

Ahead of the launch in Edinburgh, deputy leader Stewart Hosie said the party “would bring progressive politics to the rest of the UK” reports BBC.

Scottish Labour and the Liberal Democrats have criticised the SNP’s continued calls for fiscal autonomy.

In Glasgow, the Scottish Conservatives will warn voters of an SNP-Labour deal.

The electorate throughout the UK will go to the polls on 7 May to choose their next MP.

SNP deputy leader Stewart Hosie said his party’s manifesto would “lay out incredibly clearly how we intend to see a genuine end to austerity”, and would “try to bring progressive politics to the rest of the UK”.

Speaking on the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland programme, he said: “The polls don’t just show the SNP with a substantial lead over Labour for some seven months, with the last one having that gap widened.

“They show a hung Parliament position in the UK with the SNP potentially having a pivotal role.

“I think we are absolutely right under Nicola Sturgeon’s leadership to try and bring progressive politics to the UK when we’ve got the opportunity to do that.”