Following Labour’s bruising loss of both their MEPs and a result in the single figures in the European elections plus recent polling doldrums, I’m therefore inclined to say this is the SNP’s contest to lose.
In an unexpected turn of events, former Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Tavish Scott announced his resignation last month, prompting a by-election for the Shetland constituency.
For a little bonus post from Ballot Box Scotland, I’ve had a look at the class of 1999. Of the 129 MSPs elected to the first Scottish Parliament, 26 are still to be found in the Holyrood chamber today.
Panelbase and the Sunday Times seem to have settled into a pattern of monthly polling, with this June poll being their fourth month on the trot. We’re now at the point it’d be really quite lovely for another paper/pollster partnership to pop up and do so regularly, as Panelbase is now completely dominating the Scottish polling output.