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Sturgeon: SNP will 'engage positively' with Westminster

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the SNP will seek to "engage positively" with the Conservative government "but will exercise the influence that Scotland has given us".

She told ITV News: "The result of the election in Scotland can’t simply be ignored by David Cameron’s government. Scotland spoke overwhelmingly for an end to austerity, for greater investment in public services, and for a more empowered Scottish Parliament".

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Sturgeon: Our job is to stand up for Scotland against Tories

Nicola Sturgeon has said that SNP's job "is to stand up for Scotland against the Conservatives."

The nationalists, who won just six seats in 2010, have soared to 56 seats as Labour's support north of the border suffered a massive collapse.

Our job is to stand up for Scotland against the Conservatives.

I didn't want to see a Conservative Government, Labour were unable to beat the Conservatives in England, I think that makes it even more important that we have a strong team of SNP MPs to fight Scotland's corner and to stand up for Scotland and that's what we plan to do.

– Nicola Sturgeon, SNP leader

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