SNP ‘setting election campaign alight’ - Salmond

Alex Salmond said that everyone in the SNP has a 'broad smile' about the prospect of wielding an influence at Westminster. Picture: PA
Alex Salmond said that everyone in the SNP has a 'broad smile' about the prospect of wielding an influence at Westminster. Picture: PA
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ALEX Salmond has said that everyone in the SNP has a “broad smile” about the prospect of wielding an influence in Westminster, with opinion polls showing the party is poised to make sweeping gains on 7 May.

Mr Salmond said the SNP has set the General Election campaign alight with its post-referendum surge, despite independence being rejected in last year’s vote.

However, the former SNP leader speaking after a hustings event in Aberdeen organised by Oil & Gas UK, said he is taking nothing for granted.

He said: “Everybody in the SNP has a broad smile at the moment because our very positive message for the future of Scotland, having real influence for the first time since the 1970s in the Westminster Parliament, is catching this campaign alight,” he said.

“Despite the fact that we are very pleased with the way things are going, there is not a shred of complacency.

“We know we’ve got two weeks to work really hard to maximise that positivity we’re getting in the communities and on the doorstep, and turn it into a real result for Scotland and that’s what we intend to do.”