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Scots Naitional Pairty

Scots poleetical pairty

The Scots Naitional Pairty is a poleetical pairty in Scotland, campainin for Scots unthirldom. It is a social-democratic pairty. Syne the Scots elections in 2007 the pairty wis in minority government in the Scots Pairlament. In 2011, the SNP wun a majority o the seats of Scotland's Pairliment. It is the biggest single pairty or bodie in Scotland campainin.

Scots Naitional Pairty
  • Scottish National Party
  • Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Leader Nicola Sturgeon
Depute leader Keith Brown
Wastminster Group Leader Ian Blackford
Foondit 1934 (1934)
Merger o
Heidquarters Gordon Lamb House
3 Jackson's Entry
Student weeng Federation o Student Naitionalists
Youth weeng Young Scots for Unthirldom
Membership  (2016) Increase 116,000
Poleetical poseetion Centre-left[7][8][9][10]
European affiliation European Free Alliance
European Pairlament group Greens/EFA
Colours      Yellow
House o Commons (Scots seats)
35 / 59
European Parilament (Scots seats)
2 / 6
Scots Pairlament
64 / 129
Local govrenment in Scotland[11]
398 / 1,223
Politics o Scotland
Political parties

The pairty wis staiblisht in 1934 frae a comin-thegither o the Naitional Pairty o Scotland an the Scots Pairty. It won its first pairlamentary seat in a 1945 by-election (tae the Wastmeinster pairlament). Thay'v 35 seats in the Hoose o Commons.

The pairty's convener is Nicola Sturgeon. She is the current First Meinister o Scotland, heidin a minority government. She is heidyin o the Scots Naitional Pairty (SNP), Member o Parliament for the constituency o Glesga Soothside. The pairty's chief in the Scots Pairlament for e nou is depute convener Stewart Hosie.


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