STRONG SNP MP NEEDED TO FIGHT AGAINST WESTMINSTER AUSTERITY
SNP MSP for South of Scotland Joan McAlpine is today welcoming a new poll showing strong support for the SNP across the area – while Labour’s position in the polls continues to suffer as a result of their toxic alliance with the Tories.
The Survation poll shows support for the SNP standing at 34 per cent in South Scotland – while support for Labour stands at 16.2 per cent and Lib Dem support has plummeted to 5.2 per cent.
The General Election in May offers communities across the South of Scotland the chance to elect an SNP MP who’ll always put Scotland’s interests first and fight against Westminster imposed austerity – rather than the Labour and Lib Dem MPs who voted along with the Tories for another £30bn of cuts.
Commenting, SNP MSP Joan McAlpine said:
“While we are taking nothing for granted and will be working hard for every vote, this is another very encouraging poll showing the SNP enjoying strong support across the south of Scotland - while Labour/Liberal Democrats are clearly paying the price for their toxic alliance with the Tories.
“Just last week, Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs meekly voted along with the Tories for another £30bn of austerity cuts – so it is no wonder that so many of their former voters are putting their faith in the SNP as the only party who will always stand up for Scotland’s interests.“It’s also clear that there is widespread support for the greatest possible devolution of powers to Holyrood. But the Westminster government simply isn’t willing to give Scotland the powers we need to build a more equal society and more competitive economy – and that is why we need a strong team of SNP MPs elected next May to hold them to account, and ensure that they finally deliver on their Vow to Scotland.
"Left to their own devices, Labour would continue with austerity. With a strong group of SNP MPs holding the balance of power at Westminster, we can ensure that Scotland’s voice is heard and use our influence positively to end austerity economics, free Scotland of Trident nuclear weapons, and secure the powers we need to build a fairer, more prosperous country.”