SNP election win in Scotland would reinforce mandate for indyref2: Nicola Sturgeon

  • SNP election win in Scotland would reinforce mandate for indyref2: Nicola Sturgeon

SNP election win in Scotland would reinforce mandate for indyref2: Nicola Sturgeon

SNP MPs would also demand increased focus on offshore wind, tidal energy and wave power, omitting solar from its manifesto in the same way both Labour and the Conservatives did.

Data of those certain to vote, compiled by Ipsos MORI, gives the SNP 43% of the vote, falling from their high of 50% at the 2015 Westminster election. "SNP MPs must make the argument to whichever party forms the next Government that access to skilled migrant labour will be vital to the Scottish construction industry's prospects".

The Scottish government announced today (13 March) a new independence vote, pre-empting this week's expected start of the Brexit process.

Theresa May was seen as the "most capable Prime Minister" by 42 per cent of respondents, while 40 per cent said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour has been doing extremely good in the latest polls, narrowing down an initially large gap with the ruling Tories to around five points over the past weeks.

Labour would make a modest gain of one seat, taking Edinburgh North and Leith from the SNP, to go with Ian Murray's seat of Edinburgh South which it now holds.

After polls suggested that public support for another independence vote may not be as strong as initially thought, the SNP have taken a slightly different course by demanding a vote once the final Brexit terms are clear.

This is the latest instalment in the slow-burning story of how the Conservatives seem to be doing remarkably well in Scotland, building off their second-placed Holyrood finish a year ago.

In 2014, when Scotland last voted on independence from the United Kingdom, the Scottish population rejected independence by 55 percent to 45 percent.

STV Ratings: Voters were asked how they rated Corbyn and May.

Corbyn has also spoken out against such a referendum, saying it would lead to "turbo-charged austerity", while the Labour manifesto describes it as "unwanted and unnecessary".

She added: "This election offers people the opportunity to give them democratic legitimacy and make it impossible for the Prime Minister to continue to ignore Scotland's voice".

Only 33% stated they were satisfied with the way May is performing as Prime Minister, compared to 59% who said they were dissatisfied with how she has fulfilled her role.

Ipsos Mori questioned 1,016 people between May 22 and 27.

Her plans would add another £1bn to the health budget in Scotland.

On June 8 voters can elect a Labour MP who will spend every day fighting for local services, or they can elect an SNP MP who will spend every day campaigning for another divisive independence referendum.

The National can also reveal that the manifesto will commit the party to opposing any attempt to drag the United Kingdom out of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).

"But while this poll might indicate that little has changed during the course of this election campaign, it confirms that this election is now heading towards a somewhat different outcome from that in 2015", he posted on his blog.