Poll: SNP support surges further with months to go before Scottish elections


SNP takes a 30 per cent lead over Scottish Labour

THE SNP is set to win next year’s Holyrood election with a 30 per cent lead on the Scottish Labour Party, according to a fresh poll.

The news follows the release of the most recent YouGov poll, which was announced by The Times.

The poll predicts that the SNP will gain 51 per cent of the Scottish vote. The Scottish Labour party is lagging behind with just 21 per cent of the overall vote.

The Scottish Conservatives are set to take 19 per cent of the Scottish vote, while the Liberal Democrats – who had previously enjoyed widespread support in the north and north-west of Scotland – are set to secure just five per cent of the vote.

The SNP won an unprecedented 56 of the 59 seats in Scotland in May’s General Election, gaining the majority of its support from former Labour party voters. Labour’s representation at Westminster was reduced to just one MP.

Picture courtesy of First Minister of Scotland