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The Scottish Libertarian Party (Libeirtèiraich Albannach) | More Freedom, Less Government | Individual Liberties, Free Markets & Peace
 Joined December 2015    scottishlibertarians.com
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The results are in and it has been quite a ride getting here! Without any support from the media or tons of money, we have brought our message to the people willing to listen.We had 19 candidates running across 11 councils, with our best result by Harry Christian in the East Sutherland and Edderton ward of 1.6% of the vote. In total we received 698 votes. NameWardCouncilVotes% of...
It’s time to meet your SLP candidates for the 2022 Council ElectionsJonathan Rainey: Dumbarton1. Tell us about yourself, what’s your background?My name is Jonathan Rainey, I’m 28 years old and I’m a volunteer litter picker & food bank helper from Dumbarton.2. When and why did you become a Libertarian?My awakening to become a libertarian gradually...
The decision to end the membership of longstanding member and Libertarian Party office – holder Stephen McNamara was made by The Constitutional Committee on April 1st – but was no joke.Controversy has arisen over this, in fact just the latest in a series of controversies, and – understandably – we have been asked to release details of the reason for his termination. The purpose of...
The party’s AGM for 2022 will take place in Edinburgh on Saturday 10th September.Time and venue TBA. We would encourage all members to come along.Among other considerations, Considerable time will be devoted( in addition to the huge amount of time already consumed, time that could have been more productively spent.) to the issues surrounding the Stephen McNamara debacle.An agenda for the...
We are saddened to hear that on Wednesday morning 5th April the Party’s Deputy leader and long standing activist/supporter suffered a stroke. Despite severe health issues Stef has been a stalwart in the past and always gave 100% effort with enthusiasm to the party. She currently holds the party record for the most votes returned in any campaign at 405 in the 2019 parliamentary elections...
Please note that Stephen McNamara is no longer a member of the Scottish Libertarian Party and is not active for it in any role. We thank him for the work he has done for us in the past and wish him all the best in his future efforts. Constitutional Committee of the Scottish Libertarian Party
The SLP are pleased and proud to announce that all freedom loving individuals will be able to vote for the following candidates in these areas:Aberdeens: Oren Catz – Torry FerryhillBryce Hope – Kincorth Nigg and CoveStuart Whitby – Strathbogie and Howe of AlfordDumbarton:Jonathan Rainey – DumbartonEdinburgh: Tam Laird (Party Leader) – InverleithGregor Masson...
The Constitutional Committee has named our party leader Tam Laird as the new Nominating Officer.We’re hoping that we will get as many candidates as possible in the upcoming Scottish Council Elections and this is our last appeal for anyone interested – now is the time to step up! Please wish good luck to the Nominating Officer and the candidates and join us in the campaign. Kind...
Maybe you see that the world is going in the wrong direction – or maybe it’s going straight to hell. So what are you going to do?It goes without saying that you should join up with the Scottish Libertarian Party! And of course you should be an activist and all the good stuff. But when it comes to the activism bit, it can be hard. Maybe you don’t have that much time, maybe you...
Right on the back of an assassination attempt on Queen Elizabeth II on Christmas Day 2021 in Windsor Castle, the current Home Secretary of the UK Government, Priti Patel, confirmed 2 days later that a review will be carried out on the current laws surrounding ownership of crossbows throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.Despite the fact that the 19-year-old man behind the...
New rules set freedoms to party, dance and snog..while rules for schools outrage parents!Tuesday 3rd August brought another fascinating spectacle from the Scottish Government. Nicola Sturgeon took to the podium to announce she would be ditching part of her propaganda (the ‘Levels’ system) and relaxing certain restrictions but maintaining most.While the new normal allows for dancing in clubs,...
Date of this years Annual General Meeting announced as 20th November 2021.The Scottish Libertarian Party is pleased to announce the date for this years Annual General Meeting as announced by Party Leader Tam Laird this week. The venue will be confirmed closer to the time given current circumstances.  This is a great opportunity for those who wish to get involved in shaping our policies and...
I am happy to announce that our AGM will take place on the 20th of November this year. This is a great opportunity to voice your opinion on party policy and meet with fellow members – it has been too long getting to know people through a screen!With the announcement of the AGM, I want to put a rallying call out to members. As of the 20th August, submissions will be open for policy proposals...
Many government agencies show contempt for personal freedoms and none more so than in the case of the DVLA.While the environmentalists among us may cheer the decreasing access to cars, the DVLA has become one of the biggest barriers to modern independence and prosperity.Currently, new drivers have to wait months to receive even basic documentation like a provisional license; those with medical...
SLP Contributor Ross Gibson summarises the sad state of affairs in Scottish Education and questions the recent action of government officials.Scotland used to pride itself on having the best education system in the world. Thanks to the interference of the Scottish Government and its ideologically driven policies, Scotland’s education system has become nothing short of an embarrassment. While...
The Cult of Personality and a short lesson in online security.Places to speak freely on the internet are diminishing, and the new norm is for people to censor their own speech out of fear. Once, the only people to be cautious around were the ‘loving and tolerant’ Left who would go out of their way to dox, harass and have you fired from your job for having a differing opinion. However,...
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