Use General Election to Lock Them Out
In the last Westminster election the SNP won 48 seats, gaining 7 from the Tories.
In fact, The SNP gained more seats from the Tories than Labour managed in all of England.
Moreover, Labour only managed to win one single, solitary seat in the whole of Scotland – even trailing the Liberal Democrats’ four seats.
This point needs reiterated. The SNP won 48 seats to Labour’s one, and cut the number of Tory MPs in Scotland by more than half.
This stark fact should be evidence enough that the SNP is the only party strong enough to beat the Tories in Scotland.
However, that is not the only reason why the SNP is the only party capable of getting the Tories out in Scotland.
In every seat the Tories hold in Scotland the SNP is the clear challenger. In the last election, the SNP was only behind the Tories by a few hundred votes – or a swing of less than 5%.
In contrast, the closest Labour came to beating a Tory was a massive 14,658 votes behind – and that was with Labour in third place.
If only a fraction of those who had voted Labour had voted SNP, a number of those Tory MPs would have lost.
Most seats in Scotland are a straight contests between the SNP and the Tories.
The fact is that we know the SNP can eject the Tories in Scotland. Whereas voting Labour risks seeing the Tories not only holding their seats but also gaining more.
If everyone in Scotland had voted Labour last time, the Tories would have still formed the UK government in Westminster with a majority of 68 seats. This really should be common knowledge now.
To eject the Tories from government, Labour has to win seats in England. There have only been two elections where Scottish seats were needed, and the most recent of those was half a century ago.
Let’s not forget the 2017 election, though. The 12 seats the Tories took off the SNP, because some former SNP votes went to Labour, gave the Tories an advantage at Westminster.
Thanks to those 12, they just had to rely on the DUP to achieve a parliamentary majority. Without those seats, a Tory/DUP alliance would have been 11 short of a majority.
The facts are clear. Only voting SNP is the guaranteed way to make Scotland Tory-free.