Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the SNP will seek to "engage positively" with David Cameron's 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, for a more empowered Scottish Parliament.
"We’ll seek to engage constructively but we’ll be very firm that Scotland’s voice has to be listened to".
Nicola Sturgeon has joined newly-elected SNP MPs today as the party marks its historic landslide general election victory in Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon says it is time for "an alternative approach" as the SNP's newly-elected MPs prepare for a photocall to celebrate their win.
The SNP won six seats back in 2010 but Alex Salmond said their overwhelming victory five years on shows the 'Scottish lion has roared'.