General Election: Labour face wipe-out in Scotland

Jim Murphy's leadership has failed to spark life into Scottish Labour.Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Jim Murphy's leadership has failed to spark life into Scottish Labour.Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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Labour could be virtually wiped out in Scotland at the next General Election due to an SNP surge, according to a new poll.

The Ipsos Mori survey, comissioned by STV, shows the SNP support at 52%, while Labour have just 24%.

According to the poll, Jim Murphy’s arrival as Scottish Labour Leader has failed to spark any life into the troubled party, gaining just 1% since a previous poll in October.

The survey, which took in the opinions of 1001 people, showed the Tories on 12%, Lib Dems on 4%, the Greens on 4%, Ukip 1%, and 2% for others.

Translated into seats, the poll suggests Labour would be reduced from 40 to just four, while the SNP would go from the current six to 55.