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Group.png Solidarity – Scotland's Socialist Movement  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png

SolidarityScotland's Socialist Movement is a political party in Scotland. The party launched on 3 September 2006, founded by two Scottish Socialist Party MSPs, Tommy Sheridan and Rosemary Byrne, in the aftermath of Sheridan's libel action.[1]

On 23 December 2010, Tommy Sheridan was convicted of perjury during the 2006 defamation action, and sentenced to three years imprisonment on 26 January 2011. Solidarity performed poorly in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, achieving only 2,837 votes or 0.14% of the overall regional list vote.[2]


Party Members

Hugh Kerr9 July 1944
Tommy Sheridan7 March 1966
Hanna Suchoka3 April 1946Attended the 1998 Bilderberg as Polish minister of Justice


A document sourced from Solidarity

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Defend Freedom of Expression – Support Mark HirstArticleMark Hirst
Lady Leeona Dorrian
Alex Salmond
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Craig Murray
15 May 2020Tommy SheridanIf we don’t speak up now in defence of those guilty of no crime other than expressing their opinions and speaking truth to power then we will all one day be caught in the tangled web of thought control and authoritarian rule which will render us powerless to oppose injustice and resist draconian restrictions on our freedoms.


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