SNP threat to Labour heartlands in Scotland could decide winner of UK election on May 7

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SNP threat to Labour heartlands in Scotland could decide winner of UK election on May 7

In this April 3, 2015 photo, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon takes a selfie with staff during a visit to Corstorphine Pharmacy in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sturgeon, the Scottish National Party leader, was in Edinburgh on the election campaign trail. Britain's Labour Party leader Ed Miliband’s crusade to bring the Labour Party back to power after five years in opposition has struck a roadblock in Scotland, where the party is experiencing a dramatic drop in what had long been a reliable stronghold. In the aftermath of a spirited referendum on independence last fall, Scotland is moving away from its traditional Labour Party voting habits in favor of the Scottish National Party, which favors splitting off from the rest of Britain. (AP Photo/PA, Danny Lawson) UNITED KINGDOM OUT; NO SALES; NO ARCHIVES (The Associated Press)

In this April 3, 2015 photo, Britain's Labour party leader Ed Miliband arrives in Blackpool, England, to meet Labour supporters while on the election campaign. Miliband’s crusade to bring the Labour Party back to power after five years in opposition has struck a roadblock in Scotland, where the part...

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