Solidarity Response to Scottish Government Consultation – Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

Earlier in the year, the Scottish Government sought responses to the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, which proposes changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004. Responses were due to be submitted no later than 17th March 2020. Solidarity discussed this consultation at an NEC meeting in January 2020 and agreed that the best forum to discuss the issue in detail, as well as to include all Party members in the discussion, would be at an All Party Members meeting. This meeting took place in Glasgow on Sunday 8th March 2020. Ahead of the meeting, the Party’s Equalities Officer, Sister Lynn […]

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PRESS RELEASE : First Minister’s Statement Falls Short of Expectations of Independence

For Immediate Release Friday 31st January 2020 Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made a statement today (Friday 31st January 2020) on the next steps for the campaign for Scottish independence. She stated that she wanted a referendum to take place this year, however wanted to ensure that it would first be recognised as being fully legal. As part of that process, she confirmed that the question in the referendum would be sent to the Electoral Commission to go through their testing process. In the meantime, she would continue to seek political agreement with Westminster on the holding of a referendum and increase […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Scotland’s First Minister Must 
Name the Date for IndyRef2

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is due to make an announcement on Scottish Independence tomorrow (Friday 31st January 2020). Solidarity is calling on her to use that opportunity to name a date for a second independence referendum.  On the day that Scotland is being dragged out of the EU against its will, Solidarity is calling for an independence referendum to be held in September 2020. Tommy Sheridan, Party Convener said: “The campaign for Scottish independence has reached a critical stage.  “Since the last referendum in 2014, the SNP has won 5 elections – 3 UK General Elections, 1 Scottish Parliament […]

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PRESS RELEASE: The March for Freedom AUOB March for Independence

For Immediate Release Friday 10th January 2020 The March for Freedom AUOB March for Independence Solidarity members and supporters will be joining the hundred thousand or more people in Glasgow on Saturday (11th January 2020), calling for a second Independence referendum for Scotland. After the SNP returned 48 out of 59 MPs in the recent General Election, it was clear that the people of Scotland not only rejected Westminster rule, but established yet another clear mandate to hold a second referendum. Saturday’s demonstration, due to be the biggest ever held in Scotland, will send a clear message to the UK […]

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***PRESS RELEASE*** Tommy Sheridan Returns as Convener of Solidarity

For Immediate Release Saturday 16th November 2019 Tommy Sheridan Returns as Convener of Solidarity At the Solidarity’s Annual Conference, held today (Saturday 16th November 2019) at the Pearce Institute in Glasgow, Tommy Sheridan was elected unopposed as the new and returning leader of the party. Elections also took place for a number of other key positions. The new post holders will make up the new National Executive Committee (see Note to Editors below). Tommy Sheridan, Convener said: “It is a privilege to once again be elected the leader of Solidarity. We have consistently been the best supported socialist party in […]

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