SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says she plans to wield influence over Labour and admits: ‘I know why the English are worried’

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon last night admitted she understands concerns of English voters about her party being involved in a coalition government.

The Scottish First Minister said: ‘I understand how people south of the border think, “Oh my goodness how will it work? It’s a mess”.’

She also suggested that David Cameron had been ‘not unhelpful’ to the SNP by gaining the party greater publicity.

‘At every Westminster election I’ve fought until this one, the biggest challenge that we’ve had to overcome is being heard and being relevant. We don’t have this problem this time,’ she told The Times.

‘The message it’s given to people in Scotland is – if this is the attention we get just from the SNP riding high in the polls, imagine how loud our voice would be if that was translated into seats. So in that respect I absolutely think it is not unhelpful.’

Miss Sturgeon’s remarks came after she had insisted that she would put Ed Miliband into Downing Street even if Labour wins 40 fewer seats than the Tories in a hung Parliament…

She’s by far the most aggressive of the campaigners in the UK elections. The Daily Mail claims this picture is hanging in her house: