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by Staff reporter
06 October 2022
Tories facing electoral oblivion in Scotland under Truss

Tories facing electoral oblivion in Scotland under Truss

Support for the Conservatives has fallen to its lowest level in eight years in Scotland, according to polling.

Research by YouGov carried out on behalf of The Times found that just 12 per cent of Scots signalled their attention to vote for the party at the next general election.

According to analysis carried out by polling expert Sir John Curtice, the Tories would lose all six of their MPs in Scotland - a repeat of the result following Tony Blair's landslide election victory in 1997.

The analysis suggests the SNP would return 49 MPs, while Labour would increase their share to seven, with the Liberal Democrats losing one of its MPs.

Curtice said the declining fortunes for the Tories in Scotland was part of a UK-wide trend, which would return the party to “minnow” status north of the border. 

A separate poll for Savanta ComRes carried out on behalf of The Scotsman found Tory support in Scotland slipping back three percentage point to 15 per cent, while Labour increased five points to 30 per cent. 

The polls follow Liz Truss's election as party leader and the party disastrous mini-Budget which saw the pound plunge against the dollar and threw the mortgage market into turmoil.

During her conference speech in Birmingham yesterday, Truss vowed to “face down the separatists” seeking to break up the UK.

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