- Scottish Socialist Party (1987)
The Scottish Socialist Party was a small
political partyoperating in Scotland. It was primarily a left-wing breakaway from the Scottish National Party(SNP) although it succeeded in recruiting a number of Labour Party members, including the former Labour Group leader in Edinburghcouncil, Alex Wood. The party was established in 1987, shortly after the general election held that year.
It favoured the establishment of a Scottish socialist republic, independent of the
The party contested only one parliamentary seat, Glasgow Central at the by-election there in
1989, when it polled only a few votes before folding the following year. Many of its members subsequently returned to the SNP, including the candidate in the Glasgow Central by-election, Bill Kidd.
The party published a regular magazine, "Socialist Scotland" and had links with the Welsh socialist party,
This party is in no way related to the
Scottish Socialist Partyestablished in 1998.
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