It's a Highland Swing! Labour are now backed by more Scottish voters than the ... trends now

It's a Highland Swing! Labour are now backed by more Scottish voters than the ... trends now
It's a Highland Swing! Labour are now backed by more Scottish voters than the ... trends now

It's a Highland Swing! Labour are now backed by more Scottish voters than the ... trends now

Labour are now backed by more Scottish voters than the SNP, a new poll has shown. 

The Redfield & Wilton Strategies survey put Labour on 36 per cent support in Scotland, when voters were asked who they would back at a general election.

This was two percentage points ahead of the SNP (34 per cent) and far ahead of the Conservatives (17 per cent), Liberal Democrats (six per cent) and Reform (three per cent).

It is the first time Labour have led in Redfield & Wilton polling as they track Scottish voting intention for a Westminster contest.

The survey is also only the third time Labour has led the SNP in any poll conducted by any company since 2014, which was the year of the Scottish independence referendum.

It is another huge boost to Sir Keir Starmer's hopes of leading Labour to victory at the general election, which is expected next year.

A revival of Labour's fortunes in Scotland has long been regarded as key to the party's chances of forming a government at Westminster again.

The latest Redfield & Wilton Strategies survey put Labour on 36 per cent support in Scotland, when voters were asked who they would back at a general election

The latest Redfield & Wilton Strategies survey put Labour on 36 per cent support in Scotland, when voters were asked who they would back at a general election

It is the first time Labour have led in Redfield & Wilton polling as they track Scottish voting intention for a Westminster contest

It is the first time Labour have led in Redfield & Wilton polling as they track Scottish voting intention for a Westminster contest

Rishi Sunak has sunk to a net approval rating of -32 per cent among Scottish voters - his lowest approval rating ever and down 13 percentage points from last month

Rishi Sunak has sunk to a net approval rating of -32 per cent among Scottish voters - his lowest approval rating ever and down 13 percentage points from last month

When asked who would be a better PM between Mr Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer, 41 per cent of Scottish voters said the Labour leader and 21 said the Tory leader

 When asked who would be a better PM between Mr Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer, 41 per cent of Scottish voters said the Labour leader and 21 said the Tory leader

When asked whether they would support Scottish independence at a referendum, 48 per cent said 'No' and 46 per cent said 'Yes'

When asked whether they would support Scottish independence at a referendum, 48 per cent said 'No' and 46 per cent said 'Yes'

Philip van Scheltinga, director of research at Redfield & Wilton, said: 'I cannot say enough what a crucial story Labour's revival in

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