Friday, September 28, 2007

Most Scottish Labour MPs against early election

The BBC reports:
A majority of Scottish Labour MP backbenchers do not want the prime minister to call a general election this year, BBC Scotland has found.

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.
It quotes Jim Devine, MP for Livingston, as saying:
"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."

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