The GE2015 may well see the votes of Women and young people being crucial and maybe more so in Scotland and Wales
It may well be behind the announcement that SNP members improve gender balance of party
Yesterday they released figures showing the extent to which the extraordinary surge in party membership has contributed towards improving gender balance and the proportion of young people in the SNP.
Before the referendum around 33 per cent of SNP members were female, putting the SNP in line with the average figures for UK political parties. Since then, as membership of the party has surged to over 93,000, the proportion of SNP members who are female has also risen sharply to 44 per cent.At the same time Plaid's leader Leanne Wood was reaching out for the youth vote.
Research into the demographics of members of the three Westminster parties cited earlier this year by the House of Commons Library suggests that 39.5 percent of Tory members are female, 31 per cent of Labour members are female and 29 per cent of Lib Dem members are female.
Meanwhile younger people also now make up a far large portion of SNP members. While Under 30s made up 10 per cent of the party before the referendum, the figure now stands at 21 per cent.