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SNP gathers for conference

The SNP is holding its first conference since the party's landslide May election win, with the aim of boosting support for independence.

The party has set a target of doubling its membership to almost 40,000 before the referendum, due in the second half of the five-year parliamentary term.

The SNP will also "thank" voters for helping to deliver Scotland's first majority government.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the party had a solid record

James Cook reports

  • 20 Oct 2011