Labour Party of Scotland

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This article is about the SNP breakaway. For the Scottish branch of the British Labour Party, see Scottish Labour Party.

The Labour Party of Scotland were a small political party active in Dundee, Scotland. They were formed as a left-wing breakaway from the Scottish National Party (SNP) and contested the Dundee East by-election, 1973, where the number of votes they gathered, 1409 for their candidate George McLean, were greater than the Labour Party majority over the SNP candidate Gordon Wilson.[1]

The party was wound up not long after the by-election without having made any substantial political impact, with many of their members returning to the SNP.

Former SNP leader, William Wolfe has stated that this breakaway was more to do with local personal political ambition than over any ideological dispute.

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