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Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: the Daily Telegraph article claimed she secretly wanted the Conservatives to win the election

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was the victim of “a significantly misleading” Daily Telegraph story during the election campaign which clai(...)

 SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrates in Glasgow as her party secured 56 out of the 59 seats in Scotland. Photograph: Getty

The Scottish National Party is on course for a historic landslide after a spectacular surge for Nicola Sturgeon’s party all but wiped out Labour north(...)

British prime minister David  Cameron met Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Friday to accept a mandate to form the first majority Conservative government since John Major’s surprise victory in 1992. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory on Friday, confounding forecasts that the vote would be the closest in decades an(...)

UK election: Labour focused on the National Health Service – predicting that hospitals could be forced to lay off staff in the year ahead because of spiralling debts.

Voters in the United Kingdom will be faced with a second general election before Christmas if the Liberal Democrats do not form part of the next gover(...)

First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon waves from aboard a helicopter before leaving the Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Ed Miliband’s admission that a Labour government is ”not going to happen” if the price of power is doing a deal with the SNP will drive more people to(...)

Former British prime minister John Major has warned that a minority Labour government will be held “to ransom on a vote by vote basis” by the Scottish National Party. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Former British prime minister John Major has warned that a minority Labour government will be held “to ransom on a vote by vote basis” by the Scottish(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and her predecessor  Alex Salmond on the election campaign trail in Inverurie at the weekend. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scotland must be exempted from increases to the old-age pension age because Scots die earlier, the Scottish National Party will today declare when it (...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon takes a selfie with staff during a visit to a pharmacy in Edinburgh on Friday. She has denied a claim she would prefer to see the Conservatives rather than Labour win the general election. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has described as “damning” a leaked UK government memo suggesting that Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon (...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. “I have said repeatedly that a formal coalition between Labour and the SNP was highly unlikely, [and] would not be my preference.” Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Conservatives’ decision to target the role the Scottish National Party could play in the next House of Commons shows that it no longer “even prete(...)

 New SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon with former first minister Alex Salmond. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon will be officially sworn in as Scotland’s first minister today. Ms Sturgeon (44) succeeds Alex Salmond who announced he would step (...)

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