Saturday, 3 May 2008

A Year of Note for Nationalists

SNP marks year in office
Press Assoc.
Press Assoc. - 2 hours 1 minute ago

Deputy First Minister Nicol Sturgeon will join other SNP politicians to mark the first anniversary of the party winning the Holyrood election.

Last year's election was the first the Nationalists had won.

Ms Sturgeon and other party members will mark the event by campaigning on the streets of Glasgow.

The minister will be joined by Glasgow MSP Bashir Ahmed and others in Govan, where they will be speaking to voters and handing out leaflets.

Mr Ahmed and fellow Glasgow MSPs Bob Doris, Bill Kidd and Sandra White will also be campaigning in the city centre.

Mr Doris highlighted some of the achievements since the Nationalists came to power last May and said: "As an SNP MSP I am proud to be celebrating the first anniversary of our new SNP government.

"It's been a long fight but here we are at last delivering for the people of Scotland.

"We've fulfilled a whole range of manifesto commitments and we`re only a year into power. At last we can address the failings of the last government by, for example phasing out prescription charges."

With the SNP ahead of Labour in opinion polls Ms White added: "The polls tell us that the people are behind us and the next three years will see us continuing to stand up for them."

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