The Yes campaign was led by the Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland and head of the Scottish National Party. The No campaign — more kindly called the Better Together campaign — was captained by Alistair Darling, a Member of Parliament representing Edinburgh since 1987. The campaign was cordial enough, but as the day of the historic vote grew near, the tone of the debate changed. David Cameron, Prime Minister, made it clear that England would fight to preserve the United Kingdom, promising to devolve more political powers to the Scottish Parliament if a No vote prevailed. Voting day in Scotland is different than voting day in America. Polling places are out-of-bounds for activists, and the press is enjoined from making predictions based on 1 percent of electoral returns. Votes are still counted scrupulously by hand. For the Independence Referendum, a record 84 percent of eligible voters turned out; the vote was expected to be exceedingly close.