WITH the referendum less than three weeks away people who have never voted before, and many who are not SNP voters, are turning to Yes and the momentum is growing.

The Yes campaign is bigger than Alex Salmond or the SNP, it is a truly cross-party movement where people from all political backgrounds and none are welcome.

Glasgow was for a long time a city dominated by Labour. I've met people on the doorsteps who have, for their whole lives voted for the Labour Party in Glasgow, but who feel let down by their party's partnership with the Tories in Better Together and their lack of vision for Scotland's future, and so are voting Yes.

The movement of many traditional Labour voters in Glasgow to Yes is reflected by a recent ICM poll which showed Yes leading in Glasgow, on 51% compared to 49% for No.

There are many prominent Labour figures from Glasgow who support independence such as the former Glasgow Lord Provost Alex Mosson, who revealed in November last year he would be voting Yes so that power can move away from the centre at Westminster and closer to the people.

Just last week sitting Labour Councillor Vaughan Jones from Inverclyde announced that she would be voting Yes, stating independence offers a great opportunity to create a more fair and socially just country.

And the heavyweight of social justice Jimmy Reid, who was a Labour Party stalwart until becoming disillusioned with Tony Blair's New Labour project, came out in support of independence in the latter years of his life.

There is even a group, Labour for Independence, who are representing the growing numbers of Labour-minded independence supporters and are playing an active role in the Yes campaign.

My mum used to be a Labour voter, but after Tony Blair and New Labour she felt the party had moved away from its core principles.

She, like many others, believe that independence would be the rebirth of the Scottish Labour Party and a return to its traditional principles.

Regardless of which party is in power after the first elections in an independent Scotland in 2016, we will know the decisions made will be made in the best interest of the people of Scotland, by a government which truly represents the people who live here.

At the end of last week we saw David Cameron come up to Scotland, a trip which was overshadowed for him by the announcement that one of his MPs will defect to Ukip.

This demonstrated the clear choice of two futures for Scotland - a vote for a progressive future with Yes, or a vote for keeping the Westminster establishment where Ukip is gaining a hold.

It is an insult to the Scottish people that instead of debating with the First Minister, or holding town hall meetings to meet the public, the PM jaunts up to Scotland only to speak at an exclusive dinner held by the CBI.