The SNP has become Scotland’s largest party with nearly 16,000 members after Labour’s claims to have 20,000 members were revealed as spin.
In June SNP membership stood at 15,945 as it continues to increase steadily from 10,854 in 2004.
Labour’s claim to have 20,000 Scottish members, made at the leadership hustings in June, was exposed when the UK leadership results showed there were only 13,000 members in Scotland. Nearly 3,000 less than the SNP.
SNP Business Convener Bruce Crawford MSP
“With the SNP now the largest party in Scotland the political tide has really turned.
“Every one of the SNP’s 15,945 members plays their part in our efforts to make Scotland a better country and every one of them is an essential part of the SNP’s success. Membership of the SNP has continued to increase from our historic election win in 2007 as people across Scotland recognise that it is the SNP that has the values and priorities of the Scottish public at its heart.
“Unfortunately for Iain Gray the publication of the full UK result for Labour’s leadership contest has given the game away. The Scottish Labour leader has been left exposed by this blunder by Labour HQ. Iain Gray was either making membership numbers up or Scottish Labour has lost 7000 members in the last 3 months. Labour’s new leader is in for a real disappointment.
“The SNP’s team has worked with people, communities and businesses to put Scotland’s economy, environment, schools and hospitals first, and more and more people have joined the party as a contribution to making Scotland a better country with the full responsibilities of independence. Responsibilities that will allow us to build a strong economy, properly invest in our young people and deliver better support for our elderly.
“A new leader should be an opportunity for Labour to leave its con tricks and spin machine behind it. So far the prospects don’t look good.”
NO MENTION OF THIS IN THE MSM….WHAT A SUPRISE!
BUT THE SCOTTISH MSM IS JUST A UNIONIST PROPAGANDA MOUTHPIECE ,FULL OF PRESSTITUTES THAT WOULD WRITE ANYTHING FOR MONEY …HONEY!
I hope that this is a trend in the Scottish people that continues.Hopefully the Scottish people are beginning to realise that the SNP is the only progressive solution ,while “New Old Labour” just promises more of the same old, tired, failed ,unionist, propaganda .The exact same policies that brought Scotland to its knees in the first place! To repeat an act and expect a different effect ,is a recognised definition of insanity….it seems Scotland is coming to its senses!
Especially after the election of Ed Milibands as head of New Labour. Even with ALL the mainstream Labour media muppet show going full pelt about Miliband Tweedle Dee and Miliband Tweedle Eee ,as if it would make any difference what so ever, the grassroots support that used to be Labours bedrock is disappearing at a fast rate.
BUT then Labour used to be the “socialist” party of the working man and working men filled ,supportted and financied the party.NOT TODAY! Today ,champagne social democrats with free market economics (New Labour is NOT a socialist party) supportted by middle class, little England and financed by big business and the elite make the “NEW Labour and Unionist party”. A party willing to lock-step with the conservatives to reach thier political aims.It is Labour in name only , it is a political enuch , a captured slave ,gelded and put on display for the benefit of thier masters ,merely used as population control.
ONLY the SNP can deliver a REAL PROGRESSIVE ALTERNATIVE to the current crisis.
BUT then after independence I would want a DIRECT DEMOCRACY IN SCOTLAND.
I TRUST NO POLITIONS , I DO TRUST THE PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND!!