A majority of Scottish Labour MP backbenchers do not want the prime minister to call a general election this year, BBC Scotland has found.It quotes Jim Devine, MP for Livingston, as saying:
A survey has found they are against autumn poll by a margin of two to one.
They cited reasons including voter fatigue and concern over the strength of the SNP.
"I remember the last October election in 1974. It is cold, it is dark, we are liable to have a foot of snow from Aberdeen to Aberystwyth. This is not the time for an election.
"What's the rush? We only had an election two years ago. I think he should wait at least until next May."