Will Labour hold Edinburgh South ? We think not!
One reason for Labour's weakness is the party's collapse in Scotland, which started after the independence referendum five years ago. Professor Henderson of Edinburgh University says in the Scotsman (15th Nov): "In Scotland, no one is moving to Labour - no-one." The article continued “Support for Labour in Scotland is at a 100 year low”.. and according to John Curtice in the same article “and at the same time the biggest movement out of the Labour party is to the Lib Dems”.
This is exactly...
what happened earlier this year in Edinburgh South - in May, it was a fight between the Liberal Democrats and the SNP to come first, with the SNP winning by only 1180 votes. The Labour vote did collapse – they were 6th, behind the Brexit party.
As it comes to the General Election, there has been no Labour surge in Scotland. Indeed, the Labour candidate hasn’t even mentioned ‘Scottish Labour’ in his leaflets! In addition, our positive pro EU and pro UK stance, credible fiscal plans and ambitious climate change alleviation plans seem to be what the people in Edinburgh South want. So, overall it seems likely that the voters of Edinburgh South will once again vote decisively in favour of the LibDems as the best way of keeping the SNP out and for bright future as part of the EU and the UK.