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Labour Is Facing Election Wipeout In Scotland

New polling from Lord Ashcroft shows the SNP is on course for a landslide.

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The SNP is heading for an astonishing landslide in May's general election at the expense of Labour in Scotland, new polling has suggested.

The polls were accidentally published ahead of schedule in a public folder on Lord Ashcroft's website, but were later confirmed by the pollster.

The results show the SNP to be ahead in 15 of 16 constituencies currently held by Labour or the Liberal Democrats, and suggest that prominent figures such as Douglas Alexander, Danny Alexander, Margaret Curran, and Anas Sarwar are all on course to lose their seats in May.

1. Airdrie & Shotts: held by Pamela Nash (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

Lord Ashcroft

2. Coatbridge, Chryston & Bellshill: held by Tom Clarke (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

Lord Ashcroft

3. Dundee West: held by Jim McGovern (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

4. Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East: held by Gregg McClymont (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

5. Glasgow Central: held by Anas Sarwar (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

6. Glasgow East: held by Margaret Curran (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

7. Glasgow North: held by Ann McKechin (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

8. Glasgow North East: held by Willie Bain (Lab). Poll: Labour hold

9. Glasgow North West: held by John Robertson (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

10. Glasgow South: held by Tom Harris (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

11. Glasgow South West: held by Ian Davidson (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

12. Gordon: held by Malcolm Bruce (Lib Dem). Poll: SNP gain

13. Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch, Strathspey: held by Danny Alexander (Lib Dem). Poll: SNP gain

14. Motherwell and Wishaw: held by Frank Roy (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

15. Paisley and Renfrewshire South: held by Douglas Alexander (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

16. West Dumbartonshire: held by Gemma Doyle (Lab). Poll: SNP gain

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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