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School of Politics and International Relations

Who are the SNP members in charge of choosing next first minister?


Professor Bale writes for the Times on the demographics of the Scottish National Party, based on party member surveys he conducted after the 2019 general election. He writes: "SNP members are left-wing — very left-wing. More than nine out of ten agreed that ‘government should redistribute income from the better-off to those who are less well-off’, and that ‘big business takes advantage of ordinary people’." The Times

Professor Bale is also quoted in a Guardian article on Kate Forbes’ bid to succeed Nicola Sturgeon, and referenced in a piece in the New Statesman on the death of the centre right (clipping available on request). 



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