Emboldened SNP to fight against austerity economics
Nicola Sturgeon has vowed her record-breaking team of SNP MPs will "genuinely make Scotland's voice heard" at Westminster in a bid to end austerity economics.
The SNP gained an extraordinary 50 seats in the General Election, taking the party's tally of MPs to 56.
Ms Sturgeon hailed that as "an overwhelming vote for change in Scotland", and vowed to now push for more powers to be handed to Holyrood.
But while that is five times more than its previous best result of 11 MPs in 1974, with the Conservatives heading back to government, the Scottish First Minister said the result across the UK was "not the scenario I wanted".