KATE Forbes has issued a personal video message urging undecided SNP members to trust her with their vote.

The Scottish Finance Secretary has said she is the only candidate who “can reach across the political divide and convince No voters to think again”.

She added that “without achieving that conversion of No voters, Scotland is stuck in an endless constitutional loop”.

Forbes first launched her campaign on February 20 2023 and will discover tomorrow whether she has beaten Humza Yousaf and Ash Regan in the race to succeed Nicola Sturgeon as leader of the SNP.

She said: “This week we will elect a new leader of the SNP, and the Scottish Parliament will elect a new First Minister – so these next few days are of profound importance.

“Today, I want to speak directly to those SNP members who haven’t yet voted.

“And I know from speaking to members across the country that lots of you are still deciding what to do.

“So my message to you in these last days is simple – I need your vote, Scotland needs your vote. Change happens only when we vote for it. Independence happens only if we win.”

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Forbes previously spoke with The National about how her plan is to use the next Westminster election to win a mandate to demand within three months the powers to hold a referendum if the SNP win a majority of seats.

She continued: “So if you want to win, it is up to you to make it happen. I have met so many people in the last weeks who have waited so long – for many a lifetime – to achieve Scottish independence. Give me your support and let’s get this done.

“As this campaign reaches an end, I have also been struck by the obvious desire of our members, and voters, around the country for a new approach to politics.

“A reset in how we engage with each other. Honesty, candour, integrity in our party and in our government.

“I will fight for Scotland and I will win, but I pledge to do it in a better way – an approach which shows the SNP and Scotland at its best. That’s my mission – a country and a party reborn.”