Minor Party Scottish Election Analysis
31 May 2011
Of the unelected political Parties in Scotland, the Scottish Christian Party is among the top runners.
The All Scotland Pensioners Party, the Scottish Socialist Party and Solidarity have each had previous representation in the Scottish Parliament, and the BNP and UKIP have had electoral success outside Scotland, but none of these five parties had success in the recent Scottish election.
However, with 16,466 votes the Scottish Christian Party has beaten Tommy Sheridon’s Solidarity with 2,837 votes, George Galloway’s Respect Party with 6,972 and Colin Fox’s Scottish Socialist Party with 8,272 votes. Arthur Scargill’s Socialist Labour Party with 16,847 votes was narrowly ahead of us.
The Socialists are split four ways, and the Eurosceptics are split three ways between the BNP who got 15,580 votes, UKIP who got 18,138 votes and the Scottish Christian Party with 16,466 votes.
In view of the SNP landslide, it is even more imperative for Christians to consider how their second vote was wasted. We await the SNP agenda, but Christians voting for other Parties should ask themselves if these Parties will deliver the Christian agenda they seek.
Growing the Party
Our core vote in Scotland since 2009 has held up around 16,466 votes, but we have not yet made tangible contact with these voters except at the ballot box. If you know who they are, or you have not made contact with us, please get in touch.
If you want to know about the SCP in your area, click here for your regional contact.
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If you want to organise interested Christians in your area, click here to send us an email or telephone 01463 796952.
To join the Scottish Christian Party: if you are a Christian, and you are able to sign the simple statement of faith on side two of the Membership Form, then you can become a member of the Scottish Christian Party when you have paid your subscription as set out on the Membership Form. A PayPal button and a form for subscription or donations is available for download at the top of the right hand margin. (If you have difficulty with any feature(s) required on the membership form, you can still submit your incomplete Membership Form to be put on our emailing list and kept in touch.)
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Scottish Christian Party
14 Crawford Road
Email: George Tassie
Tel: 01698 536421