A new poll shows momentum behind the SNP and the Tories ‘sinking’ as the campaign marks one month to Polling Day.
The Survation poll, for Ballot Box Scotland, shows the SNP ahead on First Preference votes by a significant margin – while the Tories trail in third place, significantly dropping from previous polling.
SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown MSP said:
“The Tories are sinking in the polls as the cost-of-living crisis bites.
“These elections are vital, first to elect SNP councillors who will work tirelessly for local communities.
“May 5 is also an opportunity to make our voices heard, to send a message to the Tories who are failing families, and cast a verdict on Boris Johnson’s lies, cronyism, and moral failure.”
“This latest poll shows that people in Scotland continue to put their trust in the SNP and that positive vision we have for our nation – but there is absolutely no room for complacency as the campaign heats up.
“We already know that turnout will be key in this election, which is why the SNP will continue to take nothing for granted – working for every single vote until polling day.
“Locking the Tories out of power in council chambers across Scotland means getting out to vote – and voting SNP.
“It’s hardly surprising to see the Tories sinking in the polls – with dodgy PPE contracts going to party donors, failure to act on the cost of living crisis and the scandal of Boris Johnson’s Downing Street parties still very much on the public’s mind.”