New SNP MPs in historic photocall

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon in South Queensferry with the party's 56 MPs''Picture: Alistair Pryde
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon in South Queensferry with the party's 56 MPs''Picture: Alistair Pryde

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon praised the party’s new Westminster MPs when they met for a historic photocall in South Queensferry this morning.

In the 56-strong group were Falkirk’s John McNally and Linlithgow and East Falkirk’s Martyn Day – both experienced councillors who are now heading to London.

Ms Sturgeon said she was “bursting with pride” following the SNP’s landslide victory which saw them turn the political map of Scotland yellow.

Labour, the Conservatives and Lib Dems are left with only one Westminster representative each following Thursday’s General Election.

The party leader said ending austerity would be a priority for those going to Westminster to represent the people of Scotland.