List of political parties in Scotland


List of political parties in Scotland

Parties represented in the Scottish Parliament

Parties represented in the Scottish Parliament (in order of number of representatives):

* Scottish National Party (SNP) - centre-left, social democratic, pro-independence- 47 MSPs
* Labour - centre-left, unionist - 46 MSPs
* Conservative - centre-right, conservative, unionist - 17 MSPs
* Liberal Democrat - centre-left, federalist - 16 MSPs
* Scottish Green Party - left-wing, environmentalist, pro-independence - 2 MSPs

Parties formerly represented in the Scottish Parliament

* Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party - 1 MSP from 2003-2007
* Scottish Socialist Party - 6 MSPs elected in 2003, 4 at dissolution of last parliament in 2007
* Solidarity - 2 MSPs formed party after SSP split in 2006 and lost their seats in 2007

Minor parties

* Abolish Forth Bridge Tolls Party
* Adam Lyal's Witchery Tour Party
* British National Party - Great Britain-wide party
* Christian Peoples Alliance - Great Britain-wide party
* Communist Party of Britain - Great Britain-wide party
* East Dunbartonshire Independent Alliance
* East Kilbride Alliance
* Free Scotland Party
* Independent Green Voice - Great Britain-wide party
* Local Health Concern
* Nine Per Cent Growth Party
* Pensioners Party
* Pride In Paisley Party
* Publican Party
* Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers
* Scottish Christian Party
* Scottish Independence Party
* Scottish Jacobite Party
* Scottish Unionist Party
* Scottish Voice
* Scottish Wind Watch
* Socialist Labour Party - Great Britain-wide party
* United Kingdom Independence Party - Great Britain-wide party

Not registered with the Electoral Commission

The following parties were not registered with the Electoral Commission as of 2 September 2006, and may be defunct:
* Communist Party of Scotland - Scottish party formed after collapse of Communist Party of Great Britain
* Left Alliance - have 2 councillors in Fife
* Scottish Enterprise Party - centre-right, pro-independence

Defunct parties

* Communist Party of Great Britain (1920-1991)
* Fife Socialist League (1950s-1960s)
* Fishing Party
* Highlands and Islands Alliance
* Highland Land League (1909-1920s)
* Independent Labour Party (1893-1975)
* Labour Party of Scotland
* National Party of Scotland (1928-1934)
* Scottish Labour Party (1888-1893)
* Scottish Labour Party (1976-1979)
* Scottish Militant Labour
* Scottish Party (1930s)
* Scottish Republican Socialist Party (now part of the SSP)
* Scottish Socialist Party (1987-1990)
* Scottish Unionist Party (1912-1965)
* Scottish Workers Republican Party

See also

* Elections in Scotland
* Politics of Scotland
* Electoral Commission (United Kingdom)

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