Britain's Labour party to lose 30 seats in Scotland to nationalists: poll

February 3, 2015 8:55 AM

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Britain's Labour party to lose 30 seats in Scotland to nationalists: poll

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party will lose as many as 30 Scottish seats to nationalists in the May 7 election, a poll showed on Tuesday, reducing Labour leader Ed Miliband's chances of unseating Prime Minister David Cameron.

Scots voted to stay part of the United Kingdom in a Sept. 18 referendum, but support for the Scottish National Party has since soared on the perception that London will not deliver the extra powers it promised to swing the poll result.

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