The SNP has today welcomed a new poll by Ipsos MORI for STV which shows that the SNP has a 28-point lead over Labour in Westminster voting intentions. 

Commenting, Depute Leader of the SNP, Stewart Hosie MP, said: 

“This is another very encouraging poll – with a 28-point SNP lead for May’s Westminster election, this shows remarkable levels of support for the only party that will always put the interests of the people of Scotland front and centre.

“But we are taking absolutely nothing for granted and will work hard for every vote in May. With Labour MPs this week voting with the Tories to spend £100 billion on a new generation of Trident nuclear weapons, and last week voting with the Tories for £30 billion more austerity cuts, people across Scotland can put their trust in the SNP to stand up for their interests, and use our clout in a hung Westminster parliament to end austerity and oppose Trident renewal.

“And it’s 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.

“What is becoming increasingly clear is that people in Scotland do not have to vote Labour to get rid of the Tories – the SNP will never put the Tories into government.

“Left to their own devices, Labour would continue with austerity. With a strong team 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.”



SNP                      52%

Lab                       24%

Cons                    12%

LDs                      4%

Greens                 4%

Others                  3%


Sample size          1,001

Dates                    12 – 19 Jan


Seat projection via the Electoral Calculus website:

SNP                       55

Lab                         4

LDs                        0

Con                        0