AGM Minutes

Scottish Libertarian Party AGM Meeting minutes

Minutes from the Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Libertarian Party on October 21 2017. Held at Abode Glasgow, 129 Bath Street, G2 2SZ from 9 am to 2pm.

Opening and welcome from Deputy Leader Derek Scott

Pretty significant moments highlighted, especially the council elections.
Continued growth of party, which is anticipated to be maintained.
We’ve moved in the right direction despite the rhetoric made by now former members.
During this, Mr Scott announced his immediate resignation due to family and work commitments.
Thanks to Tam …

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100 Years on: Remembering the Millions who suffered under Socialism

100 Years on: Remembering the Millions who suffered under Socialism

 

There are two places only where socialism will work: in heaven, where it is not needed, and in hell where they already have it. – Winston Churchill

 

It is a recurring theme amongst socialists to argue that, if we only adopt the right system, a wonderful utopia awaits us. Indeed, the word “Utopia” owes its origin to Thomas More’s book of the same name about a mythical island where there is no private property and everyone takes what he needs. It is therefore an extremely appropriate …

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New Student Coordinator Appointed

New Student Coordinator Appointed

Ibrahim Hakim has been appointed Student and Youth Coordinator for the Scottish Libertarian Party.

Ibrahim (AKA Abey) is a bright student with a keen interest in both foreign policy and Austrian Economics. In addition to being Student and Youth Coordinator for the Scottish Libertarian Party he also runs the sister organization Scottish Libertarian Students which focuses on educating young people about the ideas of freedom and free markets.  

We wish him every success in the post.

 

Tom Laird

Party Leader

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AGM

AGM

The annual General meeting of the party will take place in Glasgow on Saturday 21st October 2017.

See events listings for details.

Please ensure your membership is paid up to date and do your best to attend.

 

I look forward to seeing you all.

 

Many thanks to Derek Scott for organising.

 

Tom Laird

Party Leader

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News…. and an apology

News…. and an apology

Peter Sidor will be taking over as Membership Secretary for the party officially as of 1st September 2017.

Let me apologise to any and all applicants who have waited and may be still waiting for membership confirmation and or a welcome pack.

Peter will try to get on top of this before the end of the year. We have very few activists in the party and those who are active find themselves with multiple tasks, Stevie our previous secretary has been a bit overwhelmed with both personal …

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General Election Announcement

General Election Announcement

Dear Party Faithful,

Firstly let me thank everyone involved in the recent council election campaign. It was a bumpy ride but well worth the effort.

Special thanks to Derek Scott, Stevie McNamara (again), Peter Sidor and Abe Maymay for absolutely sterling work. Many thanks to all who stood and congratulations to Chris Collings and Daniel Fraser for a great result. The latter breaking the party record with 99 votes. Red balloons in the post.

I believe overall it was a successful campaign for us and merely the beginning …

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General Election June 8th

General Election June 8th

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to disrupt our council election campaign by selfishly and inconsiderately calling a snap General Election. (Tsk!)

However, be that as it “May”, if life gives you lemons…squeeze them back in the ****s eyes is what I say.

Accordingly the leadership team will be doing our best to appoint a campaign manager and place some candidates in key positions in Scotland. Given our current financial situation we are looking at three, possibly four, candidates at the most but ideally I’d …

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Candidates Announced

Candidates Announced

Here is a full list of all candidates standing for the Scottish Libertarian Party in the forthcoming local elections on May 4th, which is the largest number that we have ever had standing. Just ordinary people who are willing to stand up for your rights against big government who want to take away your freedoms.

ABERDEEN CITY:

Robbie Bowman – Ward 9 – Lower Deeside

ABERDEENSHIRE:

Derek Scott – Ward 13 – Westhill

EDINBURGH CITY:

Daniel Fraser – Ward 1 – Almond
Tom Laird – Ward 5 – Inverleith
Calum Strange – Ward7 …

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Scottish Council Elections 2017

Scottish Council Elections 2017

A Call to Arms.

 

Our campaign to inject Libertarian principles into the Scottish body politic continues with our plan to field candidates for May 4th.

You may be aware that our membership secretary, Stephen McNamara, recently stood in the Kilmarnock East and Hurlford by election, achieving a new council election record  of 53 first votes and 305 seconds. These numbers are not as important as the fact that almost 3000 people were presented with a ballot paper featuring our party name and logo.

Awareness is growing.

In view of this, …

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Let Battle Commence

Let Battle Commence

Finally a great and Historic moment has arived for the Scottish Libertarian Party.

We are proud to announce our candidates for the Scottish Parliamentary Elections on May 5th 2016.

The candidates and regions/constituency are as follows:

Alan Findlay (Leader) – West Scotland

 

Tom Laird (Dep) – Edinburgh Central (Constituency)

 

Calum Paul – Mid Scotland and Fife

 

 

Derek Scott – North East of Scotland

 

Get out there and support your candidate. Whether by voting for them if you  fall within the region. Or by offering to help out with campaigning, leafleting, or any …

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