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Nicola Sturgeon’s landslide plans dwindle as Covid threatens Scottish Election 2021

Nicola Sturgeon suggests lockdown could last 'until May'

Nicola Sturgeon announced on Monday that Scotland would be placed in a national lockdown until at least February in a bid to stop the rapid spread of the new Covid variant. The SNP leader’s introduction of such strong measures to combat the coronavirus has cast doubt on whether the scheduled Parliamentary election will be able to go ahead as planned in May 2021. 

Ms Sturgeon’s party are expected to win the elections comfortable having been the dominant party in Scotland now for over a decade.

Scotland’s First Minister said regarding the election: “I see no reason at this stage why the election will not go ahead.

I hope and expect the election will take in place.

“I think everybody would agree it’s really important that our democratic processes continue and that elections happen.

“There have been elections in many other countries over the course of the pandemic.”

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