Sunday, June 14, 2015

Green MSPs from the list in May 2016?

With LibDems slipping further in the opinion polls and Labour continuing to slide too could we see Green MSPs elected on the list for the Highlands and Islands at the Holyrood elections in 2016? According to a TNS poll support for the SNP is at 60% in the constituencies but on the lists things are slightly different:

"The survey shows that 50% intended to back the SNP across the eight regions, followed by Labour (19%), the Conservatives (14%), the Greens (10%), Liberal Democrats (5%), UKIP (2%) and others (2%). In 2011 the distribution of votes in this section of the poll were SNP 44%, Labour 26%, Conservatives 12%, Liberal Democrats 5%, Greens 4% and UKIP 1%." 

The Greens are certainly hopeful locally. Could it be Greens and Tories making up the biggest opposition groups in the Scottish Parliament next year if the LibDems and Labour continue to fade?


Anonymous said...

Is that a tartan MSP turncoat I see holding a corner of the green flag?

Anonymous said...

I didn't think Mr Gurn encouraged namecalling - but you are probably referring to the guy who was elected as a list MSP for the SNP.
He left because he didn't agree with the SNP conference decision to endorse NATO membership.
"Turncoat" tartan or moleskin variety - may be a tad harsh.

Graisg said...

Yes John Finnie left the SNP on a point of principle and changed his designation to Independent. He will submit himself to the electorate as a Green candidate in May 2016. This observer thinks the Greens just might get 2 MSPs off the list at that election given the changing fortunes of some other parties recently.

Anonymous said...

It was the SNP that changed their policy to NATO not John Finnie. He upheld his principles and should be applauded for doing so. I wish him well in the Green Party