This is our tactical voting guide to keeping out SNP candidates in the 2024 general election. This page takes the set of constituencies where SNP candidates stood last time and divides them into three categories using the rules below.
We assume that tactical voting is only a good idea against a SNP candidate in a particular constituency when, in the last election, they held the constituency and were no more than 25 percentage points ahead of the second placed candidate or did not win the constituency and were no more than 25 percentage points behind the winning candidate.
If a by-election has taken place after the last election then that result is used instead of the one from the last election.
In my opinion, the best way of using this guide is as follows:
Our recommendation: Vote for the parties recommended in this table. If there are two such parties, the first choice is probably the most effective.
|Aberdeenshire West and Kincardine||Conservative|
|Airdrie and Shotts||Labour|
|Argyll and Bute||Conservative|
|Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock||Conservative|
|Ayrshire North and Arran||Conservative|
|Banff and Buchan||Conservative|
|Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk||Conservative|
|Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross||1. Liberal Democrat|
|Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill||Labour|
|Dumfries and Galloway||Conservative|
|Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale||Conservative|
|Dunbartonshire East||1. Liberal Democrat|
|Dunfermline and Fife West||1. Labour|
|East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow||Labour|
|East Lothian||1. Labour|
|Edinburgh North and Leith||Labour|
|Edinburgh South||1. Labour|
|Edinburgh South West||Conservative|
|Edinburgh West||1. Liberal Democrat|
|Fife North East||Liberal Democrat|
|Glasgow North East||Labour|
|Glasgow North West||Labour|
|Glasgow South West||Labour|
|Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey||Conservative|
|Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath||1. Labour|
|Lanark and Hamilton East||1. Conservative|
|Linlithgow and Falkirk East||Conservative|
|Motherwell and Wishaw||Labour|
|Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Western Isles)||1. Labour|
|Ochil and South Perthshire||Conservative|
|Orkney and Shetland||1. Liberal Democrat|
|Paisley and Renfrewshire North||1. Labour|
|Paisley and Renfrewshire South||Labour|
|Perth and North Perthshire||Conservative|
|Ross, Skye and Lochaber||Liberal Democrat|
|Rutherglen and Hamilton West||Labour|
There are no such constituencies.
Our recommendation: Vote for whichever party you like.
|Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East|
|Kilmarnock and Loudoun|