The Ipsos MORI poll, commissioned by STV, found the SNP are on course to increase their number of MSPs at Holyrood, while the Tories and Labour are predicted to lose seats.

The poll published today also found that 44% of voters agree that Scotland’s right to choose its own future is ‘very important’ when deciding which party to support – with the poll showing independence and the constitution is the most important issue for voters.

The poll also shows a majority would vote Yes to independence in a referendum, making it the 22nd poll in a row to show a majority for independence.  

Commenting, Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, said:

“This poll shows that voters across Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse are continuing to put their trust in the SNP alongside the rest of Scotland, ahead of Westminster parties to lead Scotland’s recovery.

“The people of Scotland want to have their say on Scotland’s future in a post-pandemic referendum, and the clearest way to secure that opportunity is with an SNP majority in May.

“While today’s findings are encouraging, they underline the importance of both votes being for the SNP at the upcoming election to stop Boris Johnson’s Tory party having the whip hand over Scotland.

“It is up to the people who live and work here to make sure Scotland’s voice is heard, and not let the Westminster government, who we did not vote for, dictate our future.

“The SNP take nothing for granted and will continue to work tirelessly for every single vote ahead of 6th May.”