Poll puts SNP just in front

THE SNP has jumped ahead in the latest election poll, after previously trailing behind Labour.

In the most recent Ipsos MORI survey, 1000 people were quizzed about who they were likely to support in May.

As of Sunday, SNP were ahead with 37 per cent of the constituency vote, Labour recorded 36% and the Conservatives gained 13%.

Liberal Democrats were in fourth place with 10%.

In the regional poll, SNP were on 35%, Labour on 33% and the Tories on 13%.

Liberal Democrats and Greens trailed with 10% and 6% respectively.

Southside MSP Nicola Sturgeon said: “The poll shows there is all to play for in Scotland’s election this May.

“We have a vision for Scotland’s future that is winning the support of voters”.

This May, Miss Sturgeon, is vying for election in the new Glasgow southside constituency.

Among the other candidates is Labour’s Stephen Curran , a Glasgow city councillor.

He was out campaigning with former foreign secretary David Miliband in the new constituency last week.

The South Shields MP met activists and spoke to voters on the door steps.

He said: “I was delighted to come to Glasgow southside and speak to voters with Stephen, who is an excellent local candidate.

“It is a really active local party and it’s fair to say the sparring has started in what is a very tight seat”.

Mr Curran said: “It was great to welcome David Miliband to Glasgow southside on Thursday.

“We got a great response on the door steps from local people who spoke to us about their concerns”.

Meanwhile, west of Scotland MSP Jackson Carlaw has met the managing director of the proposed Lifetime Recycling Village waste incinerator at Loganswell in Newton Mearns.

The meeting is ahead of public presentations this week and the Scottish parliament debate being held next Wednesday.

.Jackson Carlaw MSP said: “Having met with the developers, I can’t say I’m reassured in any way about these plans”.

He added: “The developers are as committed to this plant as I am to stopping it.

“While I was grateful for an opportunity for a candid and frank exchange of views, nothing can alter the fact that the scale of the proposed Loganswell waste incineration plant would overwhelm the Eastwood community”.