Scots Labour Pairty

The Scots Labour Pairty (officially Scottish Labour Party (in Inglis); Pàrtaidh Làbarach na h-Alba (in Scots Gaelic)) is a social democratic political pairty in Scotland. It is a sovereign organisation o the UK Labour Pairty. The nou, Scots Labour hauds 23 oot on 129 seats in the Scots Pairlament an yin o 59 Scots seats in the Hoose o Commons o the Unitit Kinrick. [7] [8]

Scots Labour Pairty
  • Scottish Labour
  • Pàrtaidh Làbarach na h-Alba
LeaderAnas Sarwar
Deputy leaderJackie Baillie
Foondit1994 (1994)[1]
Heidquarters290 Bath Street
G2 4RE
Student weengScots Labour Students
Youth weengScots Young Labour
MembershipDecrease 21,162[2]
IdeologySocial democracy[3]
Democratic socialism
British Unionism
Poleetical poseetionCentre-left
European affiliationParty of European Socialists
Colours     Red
House of Commons (Scottish seats)
1 / 59
Scottish Parliament[4]
23 / 129
Local government in Scotland[5][6]
241 / 1,227
Politics o Scotland
Political parties

In Januar 2018, the sum o Scots Labour's membership wis 25,836, houaniver in Januar 2019 it wis lat ken that it hid faaen ti 21,162.[2]



The Labour Pairty owerseen the openin o the Scots Pairlament in 1999, and won the maist seats in the election. Thay formed a coalition wi the Scots Leeberal Democrats that lasted until the2007 Scots Pairlament election, when the won for the first time.

Labour's achievements in Scotland include free tuition, free prescriptions and free period product proveesion.

From 2007 until 2016, Scots Labour war in opposeetion in the Scots Pairlament, but fell tae thrid in the 2016 Scots Pairlament election.

The pairty conteenaed tae faa in 2021.


  1. Peter Barberis et al, Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations, pp.397–398
  2. a b Hutcheon, Paul (2 Januar 2019). "Blow for Richard Leonard as leak reveals 5,000 Labour membership slump across Scotland". The Herald.
  3. Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Scotland/UK". Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  4. "MSPs". 3 November 2010. Retrieved 21 Juin 2018.
  5. "Local Council Political Compositions". Open Council Date UK. 7 Januar 2018. Retrieved 7 Januar 2018.
  6. "Labour councillor suspended in Sarwar row". 21 Juin 2018. Retrieved 21 Juin 2018.
  7. "Current and previous MSPs". (in Inglis). Retrieved 17 Januar 2021.
  8. "Results of the 2019 General Election in Scotland - BBC News". (in Inglis). Retrieved 17 Januar 2021.