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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Labour's opposition for oppositions sake isn't working

A new poll has shown the SNP maintaining a strong lead as Scotland’s most popular party – and the opposition parties struggling to make any progress as their tactics of opposition for opposition’s sake continue to fail. A new poll by Survation shows the SNP vote standing at 44 per cent – with Labour trailing 12 points behind on 32 per cent.

Scottish National Party 44
Labour 32
Conservative 15
Liberal Democrat 5
Other 4

Commenting, SNP Business Convener Derek Mackay MSP said: “These poll ratings are a remarkable vote of confidence in the SNP after seven years in government – and reflect the strong record of delivery of the SNP in Government. We are still polling around our 2011 landslide levels - and labour are still at their doldrum ratings of that election. Labour will be deeply concerned as these figures show a distinct lack of progress made under the leadership of Johann Lamont – their toxic alliance with the Tories in the No campaign is clearly not going down well with people in Scotland.

“These results should also serve as a wake-up call to all the opposition parties in the Scottish Parliament – their tactics of playing the politics of opposition for opposition’s sake aren’t impressing people in Scotland. These poll figures are also very encouraging as we go in to the European Parliament election campaign which will be a fantastic opportunity to elect a hard-working team of SNP MEPs and to make Scotland’s mark in Europe.”