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Sturgeon Politics is rocking the nation.

Byline: Mark Aitken | Political Editor

Nicola Sturgeon ended the most momentous week of her career by addressing more than 10,000 SNP members at a spectacular rally.

Scotland's new First Minister followed in the footsteps of Beyonce and Lady Gaga by appearing at the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow.

And as she welcomed thousands of new members to the party, Sturgeon told the crowd: "Democracy rocks."

She said: "Democracy won the referendum. And so did Scotland. The people took control of our future and they do not want to give it back.

"The desire to see positive change and social justice now burns across this country.

"By its own passion and belief in itself, this ancient nation has been made young again.

"Nowhere is that desire for change reflected more than in the membership of our party."

Sturgeon said " member rolls had risen from 25,000 at the time of the referendum to 92,000.

She raised the possibility of SNP MPs working in alliance at Westminster with Welsh nationalists Plaid Cymru and the Green Party. Both parties are led by nationalists Plaid Cymru and the Green Party. Both parties are led by women.

women.

The First Minister said: "Westminster be warned, the age of female politics is here and it's not going away."

be warned, the age of female politics is here and it's not going away."

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
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Date:Nov 23, 2014
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