How many Labour members support independence?

The Tories claim there’s no mandate for a second independence referendum because the combined total of ‘unionist votes’ (Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems) at the 2019 General Election was larger than those who voted SNP.

But that argument ignores the fact that a considerable number of supporters from various different parties believe in Scottish independence.

Polls have consistently shown that a significant percentage of Labour voters and members are pro-independence. There are also a significant number who don’t support independence but do support Scotland’s right to decide.

A YouGov poll in 2019 found that 39% of Labour Party members support Scottish independence.

The poll was shortly followed a Lord Ashcroft survey, finding that 40% of Scottish Labour voters support independence.

Most recently, in January 2020, a YouGov/Times poll found that 77% of Labour members either support or are open to supporting a second independence referendum – and only 16% are totally opposed.

Across the political spectrum, more and more people are coming out to say that Scotland’s future should be in Scotland’s hands.

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