Analysis: Is tactical voting a real force in Scotland in #GE17?
Labour and SNP are fighting over leftwing votes in the General Election
ONE IN FIVE voters across the UK will vote tactically in this General Election, a surge from less than one in ten in 2015, according to Electoral Reform society polling.
Yet in Scotland, the same poll found just 8 per cent of voters will use their vote in the same way.
The growth in tactical voting reflects a determination to oust the Conservatives among leftwing voters, regardless of party loyalty, and the campaigns by various groups to encourage tactical, anti-tory voting.