Scottish independence allies clash over billboard drive

John Swinney insists SNP are the only party worth backing. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

John Swinney insists SNP are the only party worth backing. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

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A row has broken out in the pro-independence camp over a giant SNP billboard campaign urging voters to use both of their votes to protect Nicola Sturgeon’s majority at Holyrood.

It warns against putting the SNP’s majority at risk by giving their second vote to another pro-independence party, with the Greens enjoying a post-referendum surge in membership.

But Greens elections convenor Sarah Beattie-Smith said: “Greens agree a better Scotland is possible but voters know to achieve this we’re going to need a bolder Holyrood. That’s why the momentum on the regional vote in this election is with the Greens.”

SNP campaign chief John Swinney said; “We are the only party with the strength, the unity and the vision to take Scotland forward.”

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