First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged all Scots to back the SNP at the general election to ensure a fairer future for all.
She told activists last night that there were three days left to ensure the4 country’s voice was “heard louder” than it ever has been before at Westminster.
Ms Sturgeon, addressing a rally in Dumfries, said: “Let us come together as one country, Yes and No, people who always vote SNP and those who never have before, rural Scotland, urban Scotland, island Scotland.
“Let us come together in a spirit of unity and make our voice heard.
“The more seats the SNP wins on Thursday, the more power Scotland will have – it is that simple.”
Ms Sturgeon, who claims the SNP’s top priority is ending austerity, said Westminster was supposed to be the parliament and the government for the whole of the UK.
“It often hasn’t felt that way for Scotland as we have had to put up with Tory governments that we have rejected and I am sure parts of England have felt exactly the same,” she said.
“So surely a test of legitimacy that should be applied to whatever Westminster government is formed after this election cannot simply be that it is the largest party in England.
“The test that must be applied is whether a government can build a majority and win support that reflects the whole of the UK.”
Ms Sturgeon said it would be “wrong” to ignore Scottish voices and the SNP would use its influence to give the country a strong voice.
“But we will do it by working with allies from the rest of the UK, and I pledge that we will do it with the interests of people across the UK firmly in mind as well,” she added,
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said the first minister’s remarks showed a “high degree of arrogance and conceit” and she was wrongly arguing that SNP was for all Scotland and all of Scotland is SNP.
He added that the Lib Dems had done more for the country than the SNP such as delivering Holyrood powers, tax cuts, pension rises and more jobs.
Mr Rennie said: “In each of our eleven held seats, voters face a clear choice between us, who offer stability, unity and decency or the SNP whose MPs will spend all of their time seeking grievances and divisions to put forward a second referendum.”