SNP Ahead In Yougov Poll For Europe And Westminster

31 May 2009
A YouGov opinion poll published today in the Daily Telegraph today shows only a vote for the SNP this Thursday will ensure Scotland's voice is heard as figures show the European elections are a straight two-horse race between the SNP and Labour - with the SNP ahead in both European and Westminster voting intentions.

The poll - which has a Scottish sample of 547 people - puts the SNP on 29% to 24% for Labour, with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats on 13%.

Commenting on the figures released as the SNP kicks off the final four days of campaigning across the country SNP MSP and Minister for Parliament Bruce Crawford said;

"These results are a very positive indication for the SNP with a lead in both European and Westminster voting intentions as we head into the last four days of campaigning for the European elections.

"We are taking nothing for granted, and are working extremely hard to earn the trust of the people of Scotland on Thursday. A vote for the SNP is the only way to ensure Scotland's voice is heard in Europe and Westminster.

"It is only the SNP that can give Scotland a strong voice in Europe and take the message from Scotland to Downing Street that it's time for a General Election.

"With four days to go SNP candidates will be campaigning the length and breadth of the country to win public trust and show their commitment to protect Scotland's jobs and support our communities.

"The SNP's positive campaign has shown that we will work to invest our EU resources in Scotland's skills and training, to protect jobs in traditional industries and to put Scotland's new industries like renewables at the heart of Europe's economic future.

"A vote for the SNP on June 4th will also send a clear message to Westminster: the people of Scotland want a Government which puts jobs and communities at the top of its agenda - not one which slashes Scottish investment in the teeth of a recession.

"These results make it clear - it is only a vote for the SNP on Thursday that can give Scotland a strong voice in Europe and send a message to Downing Street that it's time for a General Election."