Business chiefs, newspapers and celebrities endorse Salmond and SNP


SNP election campaign manager Angus Robertson today welcomed the surge of endorsements for the SNP and Alex Salmond on the final weekend of the campaign.

Business leaders, celebrities and newspapers have today declared their support for the re-election of an SNP Government, with Alex Salmond as First Minister.

They include entrepreneur Sir Tom Farmer, Audrey Baxter of the Baxter Food Group, Aberdeen FC and former Scotland manager Craig Brown and actor Martin Compston.

Among Sunday newspapers, the Sunday Herald, News of the World, Sunday Express and Scotland on Sunday have all endorsed the re-election of an Alex Salmond-led Scottish Government.

Mr Salmond even met namesake Alexander Salmond on the campaign trail in West Lothian on Saturday – who also confirmed he would be voting for him!

Angus Robertson said:

“This surge in endorsements for the re-election of the SNP and Alex Salmond is hugely welcome as we enter the final few days of this campaign, and reflects the fact that more and more people in every part of Scotland and from all sections of Scottish society are planning to vote SNP in this election, many of them for the first time.

Mr Robertson listed others who have already given their support to Alex Salmond including former Labour politicians Bashir Maan and Dennis Canavan as well as former Labour supporter, actor Brian Cox.

Mr Robertson was keen to point that the there was still work to be done and added:

“We are taking nothing for granted and will work harder than ever over the next few days to secure people’s trust. If people want a five-year Council Tax freeze, a protected NHS budget, free university tuition and record numbers of police on the streets they must use both votes to vote SNP on Thursday.”