With the UK General Election in May, 2015 was always going to be an important year on the electoral calendar. The political fallout from September’s independence referendum has raised the prospect of the SNP being the kingmakers at Westminster, where Alex Salmond is seeking a return. Labour is trying to rebuild its support in Scotland under Jim Murphy amongst dire polling forecasts. And we could finally see a resolution to the infamous West Lothian Question.
This short guide looks to sets the scene for 2015 and beyond.