Orkney Manifesto Group
The Orkney Manifesto Group (OMG) is a minor political party active in Orkney, Scotland. The group advocates for politicisation of Orkney Islands Council, believing that party-based representation would offer more robust democratic governance than the current council of elected independents. The OMG started as an alliance of three Independents who campaigned on a joint manifesto for the 2012 election, before finally registering as a party in 2013.
|Political position||Centre to centre-left|
|Orkney Islands Council|
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The party won two seats at the 2017 Orkney Islands Council election.
West Mainland by-election
In its first electoral test as a registered party, Rachael King was elected in a by-election for the West Mainland ward following the death of the incumbent councillor Alistair Gordon (first elected as an Independent, he had helped set up the OMG). Having won a majority of first preference votes, she was elected in the first round.
|Orkney Manifesto Group||Rachael King||51.3|
|Orkney Manifesto Group gain from Independent||Swing|
Orkney Islands Council election
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- "Kirkwall councillor to stand down at end of OIC term". The Orcadian. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
- "Orkney Manifesto Group Registration". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
- "Going Local: Orkney - where politics, and life, are very different". The National.
- Tributes paid to Councillor Alistair Gordon
- "Manifesto Group candidate elected". The Orcadian. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2019.