Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SNP get another boost to their highly positive campaign as new poll predicts a clear win, now, it is time to step up another gear and try even harder

Dear All

The SNP is on track for a decisive win at the election on May 5.

However, the good news in a poll of polls shouldn’t be an excuse to take a breather, the fight to the finish is still on.

The SNP wants the people of Scotland to give them a clear mandate by being the largest party by far.

We have seen the Labour Party vote collapsing as people wake up to the threat that the ‘East Coast Weasel’ Iain Gray presents.

The Labour Party is falling apart, fear; panic and a sense of hopelessness fill their few remaining activists left on the doorsteps.

Even drafting in people outside Scotland cannot stop the rout continuing.

Weber Shandwick analysis gives the SNP a clear lead over Labour and offers the chance of a potential majority for a referendum on independence.

And results, based on three recent polls, would see Iain Gray lose his seat if a uniform swing was applied to all constituencies across Scotland.

The SNP is on 45% of the vote in constituencies.

Labour is struggling to hold onto 34%.

The Conservatives are on 10% and the Liberal Democrats on 8%.

For the regional vote, the SNP leads on 40%, with Labour on 33%, Conservatives on 11%, the Lib Dems on 8% and the Greens on 6%.

What does that mean for the SNP terms of seats?

A predication of 60 seats!

In a few short months everything that could do wrong has gone wrong for the Labour Party who had a 16 point lead.

Moray Macdonald, of Weber Shandwick, said:

"We won't know until next week whether these polling numbers will turn into reality. What we do know is that since the election campaign started there has been a clear and decisive trend which has seen the SNP take a substantial lead.

"Both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are suffering, losing five and eight seats respectively. This election is clearly a fight between the SNP and Labour and the public seem set to use their votes tactically, squeezing out the Tories and Lib Dems.

"Caution should be read into these polls. These are seismic shifts and would see Labour lose substantial constituency seats, including that of Iain Gray. In addition the Lib Dems would lose previous heartlands like Caithness, Sutherland and Ross."

So, in the fight for seats the SNP has to go up another gear and turn on the nitro, the party has been fighting a hugely positive campaign against a Labour campaign marred by a negative and unconstructive approach.

I expect the Labour Party to ask for the ‘East Coast Weasel’ Iain Gray to step down if the public don’t put him out on the street first.

It is time to crush Labour in Scotland.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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