EK seat up for grabs?
The MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow could be forced to defend her seat after the Prime Minister called for a snap General Election in June.
The SNP’s Dr Lisa Cameron was only elected to Westminster in the 2015 poll, taking the seat from Labour’s Michael McCann with a 27 per cent majority.
However, Prime Minister Theresa May announced outside Downing Street yesterday that she intends to call an early election.
The election would be held on June 8 and there will be a vote in the House of Commons today to approve the election plan.
The Prime Minister needs two thirds of MPs to vote in favour of holding an election before the next scheduled date of 2020.
Mrs May had previously said there would be no snap election in the wake of Brexit.
However, yesterday she said that “the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election”.
Following the announcement, the leader of the SNP, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, tweeted: “The Tories see a chance to move the UK to the right, force through a hard Brexit and impose deeper cuts.
“Let’s stand up for Scotland”.
Mrs May has accused other political parties of “game playing”; including the SNP.
“If we don’t hold a general election now, their political game-playing will continue and the negotiations with the EU will reach their most difficult stage in the run up to the next scheduled election,” the Prime Minister added.