Alert[edit | edit source]

2 Aberdeenshire, 1 Glaswegian and 1 N. Ayrshire councilor join the Alba Party and a suspected pro-SNP hacker released the personal details of thousands of party members.

The defections so far are:[edit | edit source]

  • MPs:
Name Former party Constituency
Kenny MacAskill Scottish National Party East Lothian
Neale Hanvey Scottish National Party Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Councillors:

Name Former party Council Ward
Chris McEleny Scottish National Party Inverclyde Council Inverclyde West
Lynne Anderson Scottish National Party North Lanarkshire Council Stepps, Chryston and Muirhead
Caroline McAllister Scottish National Party West Dumbartonshire Council Leven
Leigh Wilson Scottish National Party Aberdeenshire Council Mearns
Alastair Bews Scottish National Party Aberdeenshire Council North Kincardine
Michelle Ferns Scottish National Party Glasgow City Council Shettleston
Ellen McMaster Scottish National Party North Ayrshire Council Ardrossan and Arran

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/how-pronounce-alba-correctly-name-23813682
  2. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/glasgow-councillor-quits-snp-join-23810993.amp?__twitter_impression=true
  3. https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1416080/Alba-Party-website-glitch-supporters-names-alex-salmond-SNP-nicola-sturgeon-latest
  4. https://leftfootforward.org/2021/03/kenny-macaskill-mp-why-ive-quit-the-snp-to-join-salmonds-alba-party/
  5. https://leftfootforward.org/2020/12/kenny-macaskill-mp-forget-the-legal-niceties-the-snps-push-for-independence-is-now-unstoppable/
  6. https://leftfootforward.org/2020/12/kenny-macaskill-how-scottish-independence-not-federalism-offers-hope-for-englands-left/
  7. https://leftfootforward.org/2020/11/five-highlights-of-the-snp-party-conference/
  8. https://leftfootforward.org/2020/02/snp-force-ruth-davidson-to-choose-between-holyrood-and-the-lords/
  9. https://www.itpro.co.uk/security/data-breaches/359047/alex-salmonds-new-alba-party-hit-by-data-leak
  10. https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19192899.alba-technical-fault-reveals-thousands-names-signed-party-events/
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