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Nicola Sturgeon in last minute campaigning for ‘knife-edge’ election

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Nicola Sturgeon has ran a solid campaign for the Holyrood Election 2021

With only one day to go before Scotland’s all-important parliamentary election, the country’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has urged voters to choose the Scottish National Party (SNP) to “secure strong, experienced leadership”. 

On a bus tour of Scotland, and campaigning from Aberdeenshire to Dumbarton, the SNP leader was at pains to explain that the result of every Scottish parliamentary election was “always on a knife-edge” and “nothing can be taken for granted”.  

 

🗳 It really is on a knife edge. If you want an @theSNP government and First Minister with the strength and experience to immediately get on with the job of leading Scotland through the crisis and onto recovery, please make it #BothVotesSNP tomorrow 🗳 🙏 https://t.co/X2WQvZFaeb

— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) May 5, 2021 ">http://

🗳 It really is on a knife edge. If you want an @theSNP government and First Minister with the strength and experience to immediately get on with the job of leading Scotland through the crisis and onto recovery, please make it #BothVotesSNP tomorrow 🗳 🙏 https://t.co/X2WQvZFaeb

— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) May 5, 2021

 

Addressing party supporters and the general public more broadly, the First Minister said: “The SNP is the only party with an immediate plan to get Scotland through the Covid pandemic”.

"And the SNP is the only party with a serious program for government to kick-start economic recovery, to remobilize our NHS [National Health Service] and to tackle the climate crisis - but to get that serious government people have to vote for it”, a visibly combative Sturgeon added.

"I'm ready to get back to work, to take the difficult decisions, and to put Scotland first", Scotland’s First Minister proclaimed.

The last stage of campaigning coincided with opinion polling suggesting that the SNP’s fortunes do indeed hang in the balance.

According to a final election poll by Ipsos MORI for STV News, the Scottish nationalists are on course to secure a majority of 68 MSPs (Members of the Scottish Parliament), but there is also a real possibility of falling short of that target due to the existence of a critical mass of tightly-contested seats.  

The same election poll – which interviewed 1502 voters by telephone between April 30 and May 03 – suggests that the newly-established Alba Party, led by former SNP leader Alex Salmond, is set to receive only 2 percent of the regional vote.

 

 


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