Nicola Sturgeon in for nasty shock at election as Scots to reject more years of division | UK | News


The SNP are set to win over 53 percent of the constituency vote in the upcoming in 2021 Holyrood election, according to the latest polls. Leader Nicola Sturgeon plans to use her additional nine seats in Scotland‘s Parliament to force Boris Johnson to grant a second independence referendum. However, Scottish Tory MSP Miles Briggs told Express.co.uk that the path to election victory may not be as smooth as the First Minister is hoping.

He said: “It all depends on the mandate she’s going to ask the people to give her.

“If it is negotiating, for example, another referendum or holding a referendum.

“I think the a significant number of voters in Scotland know exactly what the number one priority is for the SNP.

“But as we’re trying to recover from COVID economically, I’m a bit more sceptical about their chances.”

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Mr Briggs continued: “We’ve got nine months or so to go before the next Holyrood elections if it’s going ahead in May.

“There’s still discussions in Holyrood about it might needing to be delayed.

“But in terms of where the SNP have been, yes they had a good general election in 2019.

“But in the previous snap general election they lost huge numbers of seats and votes in Scotland.”

Mr Briggs told Express.co.uk: “I don’t think it’s necessarily launching years of constitutional debate.

“People in Scotland will have to choose whether they want to turn the clock back to another years of constitutional arguing with their friends and neighbours.

“Or whether they want to try to move the country forward.

“With all that’s gone on from independence to Brexit to COVID, I think most sensible people want to see us get on with rebuilding the economy.

“I think that will be the priority and I think that will influence how people vote come that election as well.”





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