Talk:List of political parties in Scotland

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"Pro-"[edit]

What's the difference between unionist and "Pro-unionist"? Bob A (talk) 20:38, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Labour Party[edit]

In the table at the top, the ideology of Labour is defined as 'centre to centre-right'. This is not consistent with the article later which describes it as centre-left social democratic. It is not consistent with the article on Scottish Labour either. I'm going to go ahead and change it. User:SamUK 12:32, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

There appears to be something of an edit war going on with this at the moment. Given that Labour have historically been a centre-left party (and clear still wish to see themselves in this way), but observers without a particular dog in the fight (such as political compass) recognise that they are now centre-right in policy and direction, the article should reflect this - centre-right in the box, describing the historical position and movement in the body? (FDCWint (talk) 15:36, 23 September 2014 (UTC))


The "Scottish" Labour Party (UK) is NOT a registered political party in the UK Electoral Commission list, nor does this name appear on any ballot. It is a fiscal unit of The Labour Party (UK)


My attempts to delete the above non-existent- and "misleading", according to UK Electoral Commission rules- party name on wikipedia pages with @electoralcommissionUK listing of political parties' Registered Names and Leaders has been deleted and I have been told to cease and desist... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ellie 223 (talkcontribs) 02:11, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Greens[edit]

Why aren't the Scottish Greens mentioned here? They're one of the larger minor parties.

The Scottish Greens (a Registered UK party) currently have 6 seats in Scottish parliament, and they are a pro-independence party. That's more than the UK greens have in UK parliament: ONE. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ellie 223 (talkcontribs) 02:14, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

UKIP[edit]

It should be noted that other than the European elections a few years ago, which tend to have a low turnout, and UKIP made a point of mobilising support, they have performed abysmally in Scottish elections. To date, they have lost their deposit in every seat contested for the Westminster elections, barely scraping a couple of percent. Their performance at Holyrood isn't much different.2.101.151.107 (talk) 17:24, 28 May 2017 (UTC)Lance Tyrell

There is currently (Dec 2018) NOT ONE single UKIP MP, MSP or MEP or councillor in Scotland — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ellie 223 (talkcontribs) 02:06, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Unregistered parties[edit]

Is the Left Alliances still active? I have removed the statement about it having 2 Councillors in Fife as this is not true as of the election in 2017. Dunarc (talk) 19:10, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

In fact only TWO parties operating in Scottish parliament (2018) are actually Registered Parties with UK Electoral Commission: Scottish Greens and Scottish National Party (the third, the Scottish Socialist Party, currently has no seats in Scotland)


UNREGISTERED PARTIES operating in Scotland:

The remaining THREE parties, all unionist, are NOT Registered under the names they prefer to use in Scotland. The "Scottish" Conservative & Unionist Party (UK) does not appear on any ballot, only its UK name. The "Scottish" Labour Party (UK) does not appear on any ballot, only the UK name. The "Scottish" Liberal Democrats" does not appear on any ballot, only the UK name.

My attempts to delete the above non-existent- and "misleading", according to UK Electoral Commission rules- party names on wikipedia pages with @electoralcommissionUK listing of political parties' Registered Names and Leaders has been deleted and I have been told to cease and desist... Rule Britannia, eh?