DAILY EXPRESS: SNP’s support for EU cost Sturgeon’s party THOUSANDS of votes in election, study reveals

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Release date: 1/8/2017

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The question of the European Union referendum cut across the issue of Scottish independence, leading a significant number of those who had previously backed the nationalist cause to switch their votes to either Labour or the Conservatives, analysis by the University of Manchester has revealed.

Within the space of three general elections the party system in Scotland had been “completely transformed” sparked by referendums on Scottish independence and Brexit, the authors of the report said.

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TitleSNP’s support for EU cost Sturgeon’s party THOUSANDS of votes in election, study reveals
Media name/outletDaily Express
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date1/08/17
DescriptionThe question of the European Union referendum cut across the issue of Scottish independence, leading a significant number of those who had previously backed the nationalist cause to switch their votes to either Labour or the Conservatives, analysis by the University of Manchester has revealed.

Within the space of three general elections the party system in Scotland had been “completely transformed” sparked by referendums on Scottish independence and Brexit, the authors of the report said.
URLwww.express.co.uk/news/politics/835821/SNP-EU-general-election-Brexit-support-Nicola-Sturgeon-University-of-Manchester-report
PersonsEdward Fieldhouse, Chris Prosser