Voices for Independence

Labour Party

The Scottish Labour Party is an autonomous section within the UK Labour Party. It currently holds 23 of 129 seats in the Scottish Parliament and 1 of 59 Scottish seats in the UK House of Commons. It was previously the most prominent political party in Scotland. Complacency took hold of the party and it ended up expecting electoral success rather than earning in. Consequently the rise of the SNP devastated the Labour Party in Scotland, a situation from which it has yet to recover.