Labour Party of Scotland
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 1973
Dundee East by-election, where the number of votes they gathered were greater than the Labour Party
majority over the SNP candidate Gordon Wilson
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.