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Scottish election 2021: A simple guide to the SNP

Apr 14, 2021 - BBC

The Scottish National Party is currently the largest party in the Scottish Parliament, with 61 MSPs out of 129 seats.

The SNP has formed the devolved Scottish government in Edinburgh since 2007 and wants Scotland to become an independent country. Who is the leader? Nicola Sturgeon, who is also Scotland's first minister. The 50-year-old former solicitor was elected to the Scottish Parliament when it opened in 1999, and became the SNP's deputy leader under Alex Salmond in 2004. Following th...