Scots Naitional Pairty

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Scots Naitional Pairty
  • Scottish National Party
  • Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba
LeaderNicola Sturgeon
Depute leaderKeith Brown
Wastminster Group LeaderIan Blackford
Foondit1934 (1934)
Merger o
HeidquartersGordon Lamb House
3 Jackson's Entry
Student weengFederation o Student Naitionalists
Youth weengYoung Scots for Unthirldom
Membership  (2016)Increase 116,000
Poleetical poseetionCentre-left[7][8][9][10]
European affiliationEuropean Free Alliance
European Pairlament groupGreens/EFA
Colours     Yellow
Hoose o Commons (Scots seats)
47 / 59
European Pairlament (Scots seats)
3 / 6
Scots Pairlament[12]
61 / 129
Local govrenment in Scotland[13]
418 / 1,227
Politics o Scotland
Political parties

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.

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 Kirsty Blackman.

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