According to SIR John Curtice, Keir Starmer’s Labour Party will struggle to win over Scottish votes, making defeating Boris Johnson difficult.
survey guru Sir John Curtice observed that Labour would need to poll “neck and neck” with the SNP to regain any substantial seats in Scotland. In response to the Fabian Society’s list of 150 target seats Sir Keir Starmer should strive to win, Anushka Asthana questioned the pollster on Labour’s figures. “The path to power for Labour is jaw-dropping,” said ITV’s political editor.
“They have to win 123 additional seats, is that even possible? The Fabian have picked 150 seats.”
“It isn’t that cheery if you support the Labour Party. Anas Sarwar said to me earlier this week Scotland was the first red wall to go.”
North of the border, Labour needs to gain 25 seats with huge SNP majorities. The Fabians chose these seats because they are moderately anti-independence, therefore there is hope.
The election expert Sir John Curtice said Labour would need a miracle to win those 25 seats.
For Labour to win all of the Fabian seats, Sir John argued, the SNP would have to be close behind them in the Scotland-wide vote.
“It has not been in that position since shortly after the 2014 independence referendum.”