A major new opinion poll from YouGov has revealed that only 3 per cent of Scots believe Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘defining mission’ is improving Scotland’s schools.

In stark contrast, the poll shows that 62 per cent believe her top priority is ‘achieving Scottish independence’.

The poll also shows huge support for Scottish Labour’s policies, with 74 per cent of Scots in favour of increasing taxation on people earning over £150,000 from 45p to 50p, and 65 per cent in favour of bringing Scotland’s railways back into public ownership.

Scottish Labour’s General Election campaign manager James Kelly said:

“The tide has turned against Nicola Sturgeon.

“Quite simply, voters do not believe Ms Sturgeon when she claims her ‘defining mission’ is education, and they know that all she cares about is a divisive second independence referendum.

“The result of her obsession with independence is 4,000 fewer teachers under the SNP, more than 90,000 patients waiting longer than four hours at A&E last year, and local services like care for the elderly and schools facing nearly £170million of cuts this year alone.

“Voters can tell Nicola Sturgeon to get on with the day job by voting Labour on Thursday, as only Labour can defeat the SNP in the vast majority of seats.”


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