Murphy Proves Not To Be A Magic Bullet For Labour

Any hopes that Labour might have that the election of Mr Murphy as its Scottish leader would prove to be a magic bullet are dispelled by the first poll to be conducted since he won the crown. Conducted by Survation for the Daily Record, it puts Labour on 24% in voting intentions for next May’s […]

So How Many 16 and 17 Year Olds Voted?

The Electoral Commission has released its report on the conduct of the Scottish independence referendum today. For the most part the exercise gets top marks. Voters not only turned out in unprecedented numbers, but were also largely satisfied with the arrangements for voting. Underpinning the report is a relatively large post-referendum survey in which 1,852 […]

New Leader, Old Troubles: Labour in Scotland

The Murdoch press empire decided to rain on the Scottish Labour leadership parade on Saturday by releasing a YouGov poll in The Sun and The Times showing the party is 20 points behind the SNP in voting intentions for next Westminster’s election – an outcome that could see it lose the vast bulk of its […]