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New survey shows voters dismissing Westminster parties cost-of-living plans

Only independence offers an escape from Westminster austerity

A new survey has shown that the majority of voters do not think that the cost of living crisis is a priority for either of the Westminster parties.

The poll, produced by the 'Stop the Squeeze' coalition based on research from YouGov, shows that only 21% of voters believed that the ongoing crisis was a priority for the Tory government and 23% of voters think that it is a priority for Sir Keir Starmer's Labour party.

Overall, almost half (47%) of voters said that they did not know what Labour's priorities were, whilst 39% of voters said that they were unaware of Tory priorities.

Commenting, the SNP's Social Justice Spokesperson, David Linden MP said:

"This survey highlights that the Westminster parties are out of step with voters' priorities. Both Rishi Sunak's Tory government and Sir Keir Starmer's pro-Brexit Labour party are failing to understand the bold action that voters want to tackle the cost of living crisis.

"On the other hand, the SNP led Scottish Government have implemented progressive policies to tackle poverty, from the Scottish Child Payment to the Best Start Grants. The SNP is committed to fighting against Westminster imposed austerity.

"However, there is only so far that the Government in Holyrood can go whilst we are consistently being held back by Westminster governments that Scotland didn't vote for. It is only with independence can we tackle the cost of living crisis and finally end Westminster austerity."

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