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Sturgeon urges caution after Exit Poll

SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon has urged caution, after the exit poll suggested her party could take 58 of the 59 seats in Scotland.

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Sturgeon lands in Dumfries for last minute campaigning

Nicola Sturgeon arrived in her custom helicopter Credit: ITV Border

The Leader of the Scottish National Party arrived in Dumfries last night on the campaign trail, just days before the General Election.

Nicola Sturgeon addressed an audience that had gathered as part of a campaign rally.

Nicola Sturgeon speaking in Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

SNP: Cameron 'attempting to undermine Scottish Parliament'

First Minister, and SNP Party Leader, Nicola Sturgeon Credit: PA

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has criticised David Cameron's proposed "Carlisle principle", which will see the impact of Scottish devolution reviewed yearly.

The Leader of the SNP said it's an attempt to "undermine the Scottish Parliament", at her party's manifesto launch in Edinburgh:

Let me say this to David Cameron - we will oppose any effort to undermine the Scottish Parliament."

– First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Borders independence campaigner bids to become MP

Scottish independence campaigner Calum Kerr is aiming to become an MP for the Borders. Credit: Calum Kerr

One of the region's leading Scottish independence campaigners is aiming to become an MP for the Borders at the General Election next May.

Calum Kerr was Chair of the Yes Scottish Borders campaign in the run-up to the Independence referendum.

He's now won the SNP's nomination for the party's Berwickshire branch, and has thrown his hat into the ring for the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk seat at the 2015 election.

If nominated, he will be taking on the constituency’s sitting Lib Dem MP, former Scottish Secretary Michael Moore.

“As a Borderer, I’m absolutely delighted at being nominated for this seat and being offered the opportunity to represent this beautiful and vibrant corner of Scotland and the fantastic and proud people who live and work here.

“I believe that the SNP has a real chance of winning Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk. We’re in hugely confident form after achieving a remarkable 45 per cent vote in the referendum and our party membership has gone from 25,000 to more than 92,000 since September.

“If we can send enough SNP MPs to Westminster in May, we can make sure that our voice is heard, that Gordon Brown’s Vow is delivered and that we can create a better Borders in a stronger Scotland.”

– Calum Kerr, SNP Prospective Candidate
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