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Sturgeon to 'reveal indyref2 plan before summer recess'

The First Minister said she would listen to Scots following the general election.

By STV News

Published 20 Jun 2017.

The First Minister is "likely" to reveal what her plans are for a second independence referendum before Holyrood's summer recess, her official spokesman has said.

Nicola Sturgeon has been reflecting on her call for indyref2 following this month's general election.

The SNP won more seats than any other party in Scotland at the Westminster election but lost 21 MPs and saw its share of the vote tumble from 50% two years ago to 37%.

MSPs will meet at Holyrood for the last time before parliament breaks up for the summer recess next Thursday, June 29.

The First Minister's official spokesman signalled her intention to clarify her position on indyref2 at a media briefing following a meeting of her cabinet in Edinburgh.

Sturgeon's spokesman said: "There was a discussion led by the First Minister on an independence referendum and related issues.

"That forms part of the process she laid out after the election and she will continue to consult with government and party colleagues, and will lay out her views on the way forward in due course."

When asked if this would be before the summer recess, he stated: "I think it is likely before then."

The spokesman added there was not "an exact timetable" for any announcement to be made.