SNP conference 2015: Nicola Sturgeon makes appeal to ‘No’ voters

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 11:56 GMT, Oct 15, 2015 |

Nicola Sturgeon used her opening speech at the SNP conference to call on people who rejected independence in the referendum to vote for her party.

But she said it would be wrong to hold an early re-run of the independence referendum without “strong evidence” No voters had changed their minds.

Ms Sturgeon believed the SNP remained the best party to govern Scotland.

And she said if her party were to win a third term at next May’s election it would build 50,000 affordable homes.

Ms Sturgeon told delegates that the plan would be worth £3bn.

The conference in Aberdeen is the largest the SNP has held.

The SNP has enjoyed remarkable success since last year’s referendum, winning all but three of Scotland’s 59 seats in the general election earlier this year.

Ms Sturgeon, who is the SNP leader and Scotland’s first minister, addressed the possibility of a second independence referendum in her opening speech.