SNP Win The Second By-Election Since The Referendum Showing a Growth Trend For SNP

saltireAn SNP victory in the North Coast and Cumbraes by-election in North Ayrshire is the latest demonstration of the growing support for the SNP across Scotland. The SNP’s Grace McLean was elected in the North Coast and Cumbraes by-election, taking 2,021 first preference votes. Following the publication of two opinion polls showing Labour plunging in support across Scotland ahead of the coming Westminster election, Labour trailed in fourth place in last night’s by-election, taking just 691 votes. Commenting, SNP MSP Kenneth Gibson said:

“This is a fantastic result for Grace McLean and for the SNP in North Ayrshire. “It will only add to the real sense of momentum that is building behind the SNP as the party’s membership has more than trebled and polls report a surge in support.

“It puts the SNP in a strong position ahead of the Westminster elections – in stark contrast to the real and increasing difficulties that Labour finds itself in.

“After weeks of plots and internal strife amongst the party leadership, their fourth place finish in the first preference votes for this by-election is the latest sign that people in Scotland have run out of patience with Labour.”

Notes: The first preference votes for the North Coast and Cumbraes by-election were as follows:

SNP – 2,021 (38.7%)

Ind – 1,190 (22.8%)

Con – 1,125 (21.6%)

Lab – 691 (13.2%)

UKIP -192 (3.7%)

http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/news/North-Coast-and-Cumbraes-By-Election-Results.aspx

Yesterday an Ipsos MORI poll for STV surveyed 1,026 people between 22 and 29 October and put voting intentions for the coming Westminster election at: SNP – 52% (+32%) Labour – 23% (-19%) Conservative – 10% (-6.7%) Green – 6% (+5.3%) LibDem – 6% (-13%) UKIP – 2% (+1.3%) Meanwhile a YouGov poll for the Times surveyed 1,078 people between 27 and 30 October and found the following (change on 2010 result): SNP – 43% (+23%) Labour – 27% (-15%) Conservative – 15% (-1.7%) LibDem – 4% (-15%)

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3 Responses to SNP Win The Second By-Election Since The Referendum Showing a Growth Trend For SNP

  1. brian mccabe says:

    Well done to the SNP candidate Grace McLean, a fantastic result and a clear illustration of the depths that Labour have now reached and show no signs of halting.
    But it would be remiss of me not to comment on the massive vote tendered for the independent candidate, pushing the Conservatives into 3rd place. A big well done to the candidate whoever they may be, As an Independent councillor I’m sure you’ll understand my delight? 😉

  2. Cec says:

    Let’s elect as many SNP MP’s as possible in the next election and watch Westminster crumble. If we stick together, we will have the power to change things round again. I am 66 and always voted SNP. I was prepared to make sacrifices for independence as I wanted a better future for our grandchildren. This can still happen if we have a massive representation in Westminster so please please everyone, don’t lose heart. We can do this. Get a majority of SNP’s in Westminster. That is our first priority.

  3. Cec Hamilton says:

    Let’s elect as many SNP MP’s as possible in May and watch Westminster crumble. If we stick together this time we will have the power to dramatically change things round again. I am 66 and have always voted SNP. I was prepared to make sacrifices for Independence as I wanted a better future for my grandchildren. This can still happen if we stay together this time, get the massive representation in Westminster and Scotland will count again. Please please everyone, don’t lose heart . We can change things for our country. First priority – get the majority of SNP’s where it counts. We will not be duped again!

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