Jeremy Corbyn's new Labour leadership team fails to increase Scotland support

Research by TNS found that Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP had more than double the support of Labour in Scotland

Katrine Bussey
Thursday 08 October 2015 22:34
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The SNP are still 35 points ahead of Labour with seven months to go until the Holyrood elections
The SNP are still 35 points ahead of Labour with seven months to go until the Holyrood elections

Labour’s new leadership team has so far failed to increase support for the party in Scotland, a new poll suggests.

Research by TNS found that Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP had more than double the support of Labour in Scotland.

With seven months to go until the Holyrood elections, 56 per cent of people questioned said they would back the SNP, putting the nationalists 35 points ahead of Labour, who are on 21 per cent.

The polling, in which 1,037 people aged 16 and over were questioned, was carried out after Kezia Dugdale was elected new Scottish Labour leader.

PA

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