Contrast that with the LD-held seats
One of the great hopes of the Ashcroft Scottish polling was that it might flag up whether there’d be tactical voting or whether incumbent MPs would get a bonus.
Lord A asks two voting questions. The first is a standard one while the latter asked respondents to think specifically about the seat and the candidates who might stand.
I wondered whether we’d see an pro-Union tactical voting or whether long-standing LAB MPs would see an improvement. The outcome is not what I was expecting.
As the chart shows in the LAB-held seats the LAB shares stayed the same on the second question while the SNP saw a 2% uplift. In each of the two LD-held seats the party put on 5% while the SNP also saw a 2% rise.
In both Gordon, where Alex Salmond is standing, and Inverness, where Danny Alexander is defending, we see more than a fifth of Tory voters going to the yellows.