Kate Forbes is voters’ choice as first minister, poll finds


Kate Forbes is voters’ preferred choice as Scottish first minister, according to a new poll that comes as pressure builds on Humza Yousaf to provide full disclosure about missing a vote on same-sex marriage.

The Panelbase survey for The Sunday Times puts the finance secretary in pole position despite a dreadful start to her leadership bid, dominated by criticism of her views as a Free Church member on gay marriage and sex outside of wedlock.

When asked to rate their performance as government ministers, 31