Margaret and her SNP colleagues caused some controversy when they sat in a seat usually frequented by Labour stalwart, Dennis Skinner.
They have also been warned against applauding in the chamber, but Margaret insists there is no hard feelings. “That was a bit of panto. “We had always said we are the third biggest party and traditionally the third biggest party has sat at that side of the chamber and really that was all we were doing, sitting in an area that was traditionally an area of the third party.
“Our chief whip went to Labour’s chief whip and tried to get some consensus.
“We are quite happy, there are no set seats, that was another myth, so what we’ve done is, when Dennis is in the chamber he sits there and we’re quite happy to have Dennis on that side.
“We’ve got Nick Clegg behind us now as well.
“You’ll have heard of the day we clapped in the chamber and the speaker told us that wasn’t the done thing
“Next time we went in, Angus Robertson said we would take that on board, although there has I believe been previous occasion when people have clapped and got away with it.
“We’re not down there to be a disruptive force. We want to go down there and work constructively with people and find common ground.”