Labour trust falls after Better Together Tory pact

Former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont, Better Together leader Alistair Darling, Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie pictured at a Better Together event. Picture: TSPL

Former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont, Better Together leader Alistair Darling, Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie pictured at a Better Together event. Picture: TSPL

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NEARLY a third of Scots say they are less likely to support Labour following the party’s involvement with the Conservatives in the Better Together campaign, a new opinion poll has found.

The Survation poll of more than 1,000 Scots, commissioned by the SNP, showed that 31 per cent of people are now less likely to trust Labour due to its role in the No campaign.

There were 14 per cent who said they are now more likely to be sympathetic to Labour following its Better Together role, with fifty per cent stating that it made no difference.

The poll found that 44 per cent of respondents in Glasgow said they are now less likely to trust Labour, compared to just 16 per cent who said they have more trust.

Nationalist leaders said the findings showed Labour was set to suffer major losses in May’s General Election.

SNP Depute Leader Stewart Hosie said: “Labour are fatally wounded by their Tory alliance, and have clearly lost trust.

“This poll shows the trust problem that Labour now have in Scotland. In the General Election, the one party that can be trusted to stand up for Scotland is the SNP.”

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