SLP Recognises The Free Republic of Liberland

SLP Recognises The Free Republic of Liberland

Following a short discussion at our AGM in 2022 The Scottish Libertarian Party are pleased and proud to announce our recognition of The Free Republic of Liberland.

Liberland is one of the world’s newest micronations nestled on the Danube between Croatia and Serbia. The nation is founded on Libertarian free market principles and as such we welcome it and hope it gains the international recognition it deserves.

We wish President Vít Jedli?ka his cabinet and it’s citizens peace, prosperity and every success. Live and Let Live

 

https://liberland.org/en/

https://www.facebook.com/liberland/

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Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

… to all our activists members and supporters.

 

WE ARE BACK!!

 

The Scottish Libertarian Party have rectified our issue with the Electoral Commission and are now re-registered as a political party.

We will now re-commence taking donations and subscriptions.

In the hiatus we have not been idle and we will be putting up a candidate in the Corstorphine/Murrayfield By Election.

 

We thank you all for your patience and support during this period and pledge to continue our fight against authoritarianism and our defence of individual rights and liberty.

Together we can …

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About the de-registering

About the de-registering

Dear members,

Some of you have rightly shown concern over the Electoral Commissions recent decision to de-register the party. This unfortunate incident is due to what amounts to an administrative error. The party insists that all necessary information was provided to the EC and the appropriate fee paid in a timely and ordered manner. The ECs decision is automatic and as they keep reminding us, “Not Discretionary “. So the only option was to re-register the party which has been actioned and It’s now a matter …

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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.

We wish her all the very …

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