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Alba Party

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Alba Party
Alba Pairty
Pàrtaidh Alba
LeaderAlex Salmond
Depute LeaderKenny MacAskill[1]
General SecretaryChristopher McEleny (Interim)[2]
Founded8 February 2021
RegisteredPP12700
Split fromScottish National Party[3]
Headquarters1 Lochrin Square
92–98 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh
EH3 9QA
Membership (2023)7,500[4]
Ideology
Colours  Blue and   white
Slogan"Now is the Time"
House of Commons (Scottish seats)
0 / 59
Scottish Parliament
0 / 129
Local government[11][12]
0 / 1,227
Website
www.albaparty.org Edit this at Wikidata

The Alba Party is a Scottish nationalist and pro-independence political party in Scotland. The party was founded by Laurie Flynn, with the former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond as leader. Salmond created the party's 2021 Scottish Parliament election campaign in March 2021.

References[change | change source]

  1. Webster, Laura (11 September 2021). "Alba conference: Kenny MacAskill elected Alba party's depute leader". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  2. Mcilkenny, Stephen (11 September 2021). "Christopher McEleny appointed General Secretary of the Alba Party". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  3. McCall, Chris (30 March 2021). "Former SNP MP joins Alex Salmond's new Alba Party as defections continue". Daily Record. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  4. Robertson, Adam (13 May 2023). "Alba Party says they have more members than Scottish Tories or LibDems". The National. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  5. Brooks, Libby. "Alex Salmond launches new independence-focused Alba party". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  6. Brooks, Libby. "Scottish opposition offered easy hit by Alex Salmond party launch". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  7. "Alex Salmond Will Lead a New Scottish Party Into May Election". Bloomberg. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  8. Davies, Gareth; Sanderson, Daniel (26 March 2021). "Alex Salmond returns to politics to lead new pro-independence Alba Party – watch live". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  9. "Where we stand - Elected Head of State and Written Constitution". ALBA. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  10. "Alba Party: Members push for republic after vote in favour of scrapping monarchy". The Herald. 11 September 2021. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  11. "Local council political compositions". Open Council Data UK. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  12. "SECOND Inverclyde SNP Councillor Quits In Favour Of Alba Party". inverclyde now. Retrieved 26 November 2021.