SNP’s Nicola rides into town

Nicola Sturgeon and Richard Lyle
Nicola Sturgeon and Richard Lyle

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was in the picture as she took a selfie with Central Scotland MSP Richard Lyle and his family.

It came during a visit by the SNP leader to M&D’s Theme Park with her party riding high in the polls ahead of Thursday’s general election.

Councillor Marina Lyle, Richard’s daughter, and her children Ruairidh and Iona competed the line up for the picture.

The polls are predicting even previously safe Labour seats such as Frank Roy’s Motherwell and Wishaw and Tom Clarke’s Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill could fall to the SNP.

Mr Lyle remained cautious but said canvassing has shown many voters are ‘extremely fed up with Labour’.

See this week’s Times & Speaker, out on Wednesday, for more on the election.