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.


% of votes

Oren Catz
Torry Ferryhill

Bryce Hope
Kincorth Nigg and Cove

Stuart Whitby
Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Jonathan Rainey
West Dunbartonshire

Tam Laird
Edinburgh City

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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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:


Oren Catz – Torry Ferryhill

Bryce Hope – Kincorth Nigg and Cove

Stuart Whitby – Strathbogie and Howe of Alford


Jonathan Rainey – Dumbarton


Tam Laird (Party Leader) – Inverleith

Gregor Masson – Fountainbridge Craiglockhart

Louis Rowlands – Pentland Hills

Peter Sidor – Morningside

Gary Smith – Drumbrae Gyle


Daniel Fraser – Midlothian South


George Morton – Rosyth


Cam Milne – North East

Nick Thomson – Anderston City Yorkhill


Harry Christian – East …

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Party Leader on Dan Wootton GB News

Party Leader Tam Laird on GB News with Mark Dolan

UK Government plans Crossbow Control laws

UK Government plans Crossbow Control laws

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 incident, Jaswant Singh Chail, posted a video to his pals on Snapchat 24 minutes before the attempted assassination explicitly detailed his intent …

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Do Feminists Deserve Free Speech?

Do Feminists Deserve Free Speech?

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”

Evelyn Beatrice Hall

There could not be a concept more foundational to western civilization than the right to freedom of speech. Yet, in today’s political climate of censorship and cancel culture, the sentiment expressed in the quote above may seem old-fashioned, maybe even quaint. Sadly, it seems that there are increasingly few people in the modern world willing to allow their political enemies a voice and even fewer …

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Free To Disagree : The SLP Support Dr. Waiton’s Campaign

Free To Disagree : The SLP Support Dr. Waiton’s Campaign


“I’m not aware of any liberal democracy that has got a bill that is as unbelievably authoritarian as this one.”  Dr. Stuart Waiton

Many of you may know the SNP and in particular the “Justice” Minister Humza Yousaf are determined to introduce their latest assault on individual liberty, The Hate Crime Bill.

See the previous article on this website for more details here:


Dr. Stuart Waiton of Abertay University, a fellow traveler in the march against authoritarianism who did sterling work opposing the equally insidious Named Person legislation, has …

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