Independence for Scotland Party


The Independence for Scotland Party (ISP) (Scottish Gaelic: Pàrtaidh Neo-eisimeileachd do dh'Alba) is a political party in Scotland which supports Scottish independence within the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).[1]

Independence For Scotland Party
LeaderColette Walker
Founded7 May 2020
RegisteredPP11433
Headquarters22 Monteith Gardens
Clarkston
Glasgow
G76 8NU
IdeologyScottish independence
Pro-EFTA
Local government in Scotland
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Website
www.isp.scot

History


The party was founded in 2020. The party was registered by the Electoral Commission on 7 May 2020.[2]

On 8 January 2021, Roddy McCuish became the first elected representative of the ISP, when he joined the party while on Argyll and Bute Council, having been elected as an independent and then later moving to the party. He had been both a Scottish National Party representative and an independent.[3]

In November 2020, the party came under fire for quoting Kenny MacAskill's published view on constituency versus list voting.[4] MacAskill issued a statement saying that the advert was made without his consent.[3]

The party has announced an intention to stand fourteen list candidates in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, one in South Scotland and Glasgow and two in the remaining six regions.[5] In the same way as Action for Independence and the Alba Party, they intend to only contest regional list seats and encourage voting for other pro-independence parties in constituency seats.

Elected representative


Office Representative Constituency
Councillor
Depute Provost
Roddy McCuish Argyll and Bute Council

References


  1. Williams, Martin (29 July 2020). "New Scottish independence party explains game plan as logos are officially approved". Herald Scotland.
  2. "View registration - The Electoral Commission". search.electoralcommission.org.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  3. Emer O'Toole (8 January 2021). "Independence for Scotland party welcomes its first elected representative". The National. Archived from the original on 2 February 2021. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  4. "Independence for Scotland Party creates 'fake endorsement' from SNP MP". The National. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  5. "Regional Candidates May 2021 – Independence for Scotland Party – ISP". Independence for Scotland Party. Retrieved 26 March 2021.