Lion of Liberty 2022

Lion of Liberty 2022

Jonathan Rainey of Dumbarton was presented with our Lion of Liberty award for 2022 at our AGM.

Jonathan is a young enthusiastic and outspoken activist who has stood in several elections in the Dumbarton area both in the council wards and parliamentary constituency.

On all occasions he puts in an amazing and almost inhuman amount of effort and his leafletting work load is almost legendary. He narrowly missed out on the award last year. Great job and certainly well deserved on this occasion.

He is also a contributor …

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AGM New Deputy Leader Elected

AGM New Deputy Leader Elected

The Party AGM went ahead as scheduled last Saturday and was a great success.

Caz Paul has been duly elected as the new party Deputy Leader and we wish him every success in his new role.

Caz hails from Kirkcaldy Fife (birthplace of Adam Smith no less) and has been an activist in the party for many years and was a participant in the formulation of the party’s constitution.

He was also responsible for organising the party’s protest at the the Count Dankula (subsequently an SLP member) trial …

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Resignation of Deputy Leader

Dear members,

please be informed that our current Deputy Leader Stef Johnstone will not be continuing in her role and will be resigning at the Annual General Meeting. She has sent a resignation letter which is published here. We regret her departure and wish her all the best going forward – there is much we have to thank her for, for all her efforts across the years of service. We will select a new Deputy Leader at the AGM and speak about any related concerns there.

 

Thank …

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2022 Scottish Local Elections results

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.

 

Name
Ward
Council
Votes
% of votes

Oren Catz
Torry Ferryhill
Aberdeen
27
0.1

Bryce Hope
Kincorth Nigg and Cove
Aberdeen
29
0.1

Stuart Whitby
Strathbogie and Howe of Alford
Aberdeenshire
34
0.1

Jonathan Rainey
Dumbarton
West Dunbartonshire
45
0.1

Tam Laird
Inverleith
Edinburgh City
53
0.4

Gregor Masson
Fountainbridge / …

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Meet the Libertarians: Candidate Profiles

Meet the Libertarians: Candidate Profiles

It’s time to meet your SLP candidates for the 2022 Council Elections

 

 

1. 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 accelerated in 2014 when I voted Yes in the Independence Referendum, seeing the wars in the Middle East with western governmental interventionism become more intense in 2015 and then especially when I …

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AGM 2022 Announcement

AGM 2022 Announcement

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 meeting will be drawn up shortly and would ask that any proposals for discussion be forwarded 28 days before the AGM date.

 

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Best Wishes To Stef Johnstone

Best Wishes To Stef Johnstone

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 for Kilmarnock and Loudoun. Stef is also the recipient of the party’s Lion of Liberty award.

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2022 Local Election Candidates Announced

2022 Local Election Candidates Announced

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 Ferryhill

Bryce Hope – Kincorth Nigg and Cove

Stuart Whitby – Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Dumbarton:

Jonathan Rainey – Dumbarton

Edinburgh:

Tam Laird (Party Leader) – Inverleith

Gregor Masson – Fountainbridge Craiglockhart

Louis Rowlands – Pentland Hills

Peter Sidor – Morningside

Gary Smith – Drumbrae Gyle

Midlothian:

Daniel Fraser – Midlothian South

Fife:

George Morton – Rosyth

Glasgow: 

Cam Milne – North East

Nick Thomson – Anderston City Yorkhill

Highlands:

Harry Christian – East …

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Announcing a new Nominating Officer

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 regards,
Constitutional Committee of the Scottish Libertarian Party

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AGM Announcement

AGM Announcement

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 running our party to have their say! 

As of 20th August, submissions will be open for policy proposals to be discussed at …

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