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Scottish Libertarian Party

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Leader  Alan Findlay
Founded  2012
Deputy Leader  Tom Laird
Colours  Buff and Blue
Ideology  Libertarianism Scottish independence Euroscepticism
International affiliation  International Alliance of Libertarian Parties

The Scottish Libertarian Party (Scottish Gaelic: Libeirtèiraich Albannach) is a libertarian and Eurosceptic political party in Scotland.

History

The party was first founded on 3 January 2012 under the leadership of author Daniel Logan-Scott. The party was refused registration by the Electoral Commission due to naming similarities with the Libertarian Party UK. This was resolved when the Libertarian Party UK altered its registration to no longer run in elections in Scotland. Despite organising various events, the party became inactive and stopped updating the blog.

After 3 years of inactivity, the Scottish Libertarian Party launched again in December 2015 under new leader Alan Findlay, officially registering with the Electoral Commission in March 2016.

In the 2016 Scottish Parliament election the party stood in the West Scotland, Mid Scotland and Fife, North East Scotland regions and the Edinburgh Central constituency. The party received its highest percentage of votes in Edinburgh Central with 0.3%, or 119 votes. The party received 650 votes in Mid Scotland and Fife, 552 in North East Scotland and 480 in West Scotland, for a total of 1805 votes in Scotland.

References

Scottish Libertarian Party Wikipedia


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