Scottish Socialist Party

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Scottish Socialist Party
Pàrtaidh Sòisealach na h-Alba
Scots Socialist Pairtie
Chairperson Natalie Reid[1]
Calum Martin[1]
Secretary Connor Beaton[2]
Spokesperson Colin Fox
Natalie Reid[3]
Workplace
Organiser
Richie Venton[1]
Founded 1998 (1998)
Preceded by Scottish Socialist Alliance
Headquarters Suite 370
Central Chambers
93 Hope Street
Glasgow
G2 6LD[4]
Newspaper Scottish Socialist Voice
Youth wing Young Scottish Socialists
Membership  (2014) Increase 3,500 [5]
Ideology Democratic socialism
Anti-capitalism[6]
Scottish independence[6]
Scottish republicanism[7]
Political position Left-wing[8]
National affiliation RISE – Scotland's Left Alliance (2015 - 2016)
European affiliation European Anti-Capitalist Left
Colors      Red
     Yellow
House of Commons
(Scottish Seats)
0 / 59
House of Lords
0 / 809
European Parliament
(Scottish Seats)
0 / 6
Scottish Parliament
0 / 129
Local government in Scotland[9]
0 / 1,227
Website
www.scottishsocialistparty.org

The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP; Scottish Gaelic: Pàrtaidh Sòisealach na h-Alba; Scots: Scots Socialist Pairtie) is a political party which was formed in 1998. It argues for socialism and Scottish independence. The party was founded in 1998.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Excutive Committee election results". 13 June 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  2. "May Day 2017 message". 1 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  3. "Scottish Socialist Party: We must make this the 'independence election' with clear commitments in parties' manifestos". The National. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  4. http://search.electoralcommission.org.uk/English/Registrations/PP46
  5. Hutcheon, Paul (9 November 2014). "Revealed: just how many members does Labour really have in Scotland?". The Herald. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 About Us
    'The SSP is an anti-capitalist, pro-independence party, with a vision of a different kind of society'. Retrieved - 21/08/15
  7. For A Modern Democratic Republic
    'We welcome all to download, share and discuss the arguments against continuing rule by an unelected monarch, and for establishing our own modern democratic republic'. Retrieved - 28/08/15
  8. 'Scotland's Socialist Party in Scotland's Left Alliance'. Retrieved - 23/08/2015
  9. Keith Edkins (24 November 2013). "Local Council Political Compositions". Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  10. Scottish election: Scottish Socialist Party profile. BBC. Published 13 April 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2017.