From Scunthorpe Conservative to Yes campaigner

In an article in Scotland on Sunday last weekend, Yes activist Andy Lythgoe, born and brought up in Scunthorpe, explained his conversion to Yes. The following are extracts from the full article which you can read here

Had an independence referendum been on the agenda when Andy Lythgoe moved to Scotland a quarter of a century ago, he would have voted No.

Yes Scotland asks No campaign to detail guaranteed new powers

Dennis Canavan, Chairman of Yes Scotland’s Advisory Board, has written to Alistair Darling, of the No camp, challenging him to back with proof his jam-tomorrow promises and claims in a new No poster campaign.

To be launched on Monday, the No campaign advert mentions more powers for the Scottish Parliament, something Mr Canavan is asking Alistair Darling to confirm by providing an example of three new powers.

Polls shows highest support for Yes so far

Yes Scotland welcomes an ICM poll in Scotland on Sunday and a Survation poll in the Sunday Post today. The ICM poll shows the highest support for Yes so far in the referendum campaign - 48 per cent when "don't knows" are excluded. The Sunday Post poll records the narrowest gap between Yes and No of any Survation poll so far, and also shows that people regard the Yes campaign as the most trustworthy and positive of the two.

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