Friday, 20 February 2015

People in Scotland Back SNP to Keep Tories Out

As the Tories gather for their Scottish conference, the SNP has highlighted polling evidence that people in Scotland say that voting SNP at the General Election is the best way to prevent another Tory Government.

A YouGov poll published on the 3rd of February found that 43 per cent of respondents believe the SNP is best placed to prevent another Conservative Government, compared to just 33 per cent who believe Labour is best placed to do so.

In her first conference address after becoming leader, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made clear that “the SNP will never, ever, put the Tories into government”.

Previewing the Tory conference, SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson MP said:

"The Tory Government has been a disaster for people the length and breadth of Scotland, and they are set to be rejected but Scots yet again in May.

"In 1970, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992 and 2010, Scotland voted Labour - and we got Tory governments that we didn't vote for. No wonder most people in Scotland now trust the SNP to stop the Tories.

"The key issue in May is who will best represent the people of Scotland - the General Election is a wonderful opportunity for Scotland to have power by electing a strong team of SNP MPs to a hung parliament at Westminster.

"By voting SNP, people can support a party that has the key goal of best representing the people of Scotland - and can also help deliver progressive politics across the UK, including an alternative to austerity.

"SNP success means that Scotland's priorities will be priorities at Westminster - including the real powers of Home Rule, and an economic policy focused on jobs, growth and fairness."
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