LGP News - Greens overtake Lib Dems in Scotland
|Greens overtake Lib Dems in Scotland|
|Sun, Apr 3, 2011|
The Scottish Green Party has beaten the Lib Dems in a You Gov poll conducted for the Scotsman newspaper. It shows the Scottish Green Party on course to obtain six Members of the Scottish Parliament. Geoff Forse, Green Party Mayoral candidate in Leicester, said:
"This is very welcome news and an encouraging sign ahead of elections in Leicester and elsewhere in the UK.
"Thousands of people who voted Lib Dem last year are feeling let down and looking for a new home following broken promises on VAT, tuition fees and nuclear power.
"The Green Party is the natural home for former Lib Dem voters who want a clean environment, good public services and political reform."
1. The YouGov poll for the Scotsman newspaper was conducted between 25-28 March 2011, among 1025 Scottish adults.
Scotsman's seat prediction results
- Lab: 57 (+13)
- SNP: 48 (+1)
- Con: 13 (+4)
- Green: 6 (+4)
- Lib: 5 (-11)