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#SP2021 – the arithmetic of the Alba Party

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What would it take for Alba Party to get MSPs elected in Lothian?In our previous article we described how the election system works for the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) to be run on Thursday 6...

#SP2021 – today is the last day to register to vote

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People living in Scotland have until midnight on Monday 19 April to register to take part in the vote on Thursday 6 May.The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on 27...

#SP2021 – record number of postal votes registered

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People who have registered for a postal vote will either have received those today, or will receive them in the next few days.Provisional figures show that around 1.01 million voters have registered to...

#SP2021 – transport charity recommends some moves for political parties

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 CoMoUK, a transport charity, is seeking reform of public transport at this election. They are also calling on all parties to listen to their plans for transport hubs at NHS sites as part of...

#SP2021 – The Alba Party

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The leader of the Alba Party, Alex Salmond, will set out the "Route to Independence" at the launch of ALBA's national campaign on Tuesday at the Buchan Hotel in Ellon at 2pm.The launch will also...

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 – first time voters at the ready

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The young people in our photo will all be voting for the first time in the Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021.They are a small unscientific sample of voters who will be putting their cross...

#SP2020 – Greens want to end war on drugs

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Scottish Greens today pledged to end the war on drugs so that resources are channelled into tackling it as a public health rather than a criminal justice issue.The Scottish Green manifesto will include proposals...

#SP6 – Sarwar visits EICC to thank vaccinators

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Anas Sarwar today thanked vaccinators for their vital work as he made the case for greater investment in medical science.Speaking on a visit to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, the Scottish Labour leader said...

#SP6 – Candidates for Edinburgh and Lothians

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The candidates nominated to stand in the six Edinburgh constituencies and the Lothian Region in the Scottish Parliamentary Election on Thursday, 6 May have been announced.Nominations for candidates closed on Wednesday.The nominated candidates...

#SP6 Greens put mental health at the heart of manifesto

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Mental health should be at the heart of Scotland’s healthcare systems, the Scottish Greens have said.The Scottish Greens manifesto will include proposals to allocate 10% of frontline health spend to mental health by 2026,...

#SP6 – Conservatives offer hand of collaboration to Labour and LibDems

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The Conservatives have responded to Alex Salmond's new party with the offer of a meeting with other political parties to discuss how they can work together.Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has sent letters...

#SP6 Greens promise to create jobs

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The Scottish Green Party’s manifesto will contain plans to create over 100,000 jobs to fuel a green recovery from the pandemic and tackle the climate emergency, the party will reveal today.Scottish Greens co-leader Lorna...

#SP6 – Greens announce list for East Lothian and Midlothian

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A LINGUIST and healthcare tech expert are among the Scottish Greens candidates battling to represent East Lothian and Midlothian communities in the Scottish Parliament.The party has published its list candidates for the South Scotland...

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 – Labour focusing on national recovery

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As all the major parties get their campaigns underway today, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar and the Deputy Leader, Jackie Baillie will promote the party'e election message - a National Recovery Plan.Mr Sarwar,...

RNIB call for more inclusiveness in next parliament

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The Scottish Parliamentary Election in 2021 allows all charities to take stock and make new demands of the next wave of politicians by publishing their manifestos.Today the national sight loss charity RNIB Scotland...

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 – Marco Biagi raises the bar on campaign spending

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Only yesterday we related the story about Marco Biagi, the candidate for the SNP nomination for the seat of Edinburgh Central at the Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021.Mr Biagi explained that he wanted a level...

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 – Angus is competing for the SNP nomination in Edinburgh...

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Angus Nelson is a candidate to win the SNP nomination to stand in Edinburgh Western at next year's Scottish Parliamentary Election.Here he tells us who he is and why he wants to become...

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 – Biagi demands cap on political spending

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Candidates vying to win the SNP nomination have all resorted to crowdfunding to help them try to convince members of the party to vote for them. There can only be one SNP nominee for...

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