Fife councillor to stand for new Alliance for Unity party

An East Neuk councillor is to stand for the new Alliance for Unity party at next year’s Holyrood election.

By Jamie Callaghan
Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 8:54 am

Cllr Linda Holt – who left the Conservative party and went independent last year – announced that she will be standing for a list seat representing Mid Scotland and Fife.

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The Alliance for Unity party was formed in July by George Galloway and Conservative Jamie Blackett.

Cllr Holt said: “I am delighted to have been selected to stand for Alliance For Unity for a list seat in Mid Scotland and Fife in the elections next May.

“The opposition in Scotland is divided and weaker than it’s ever been. Only a cross-party alliance of parties and individuals can ensure the SNP are defeated and Scotland receives the competent, focussed government it so desperately needs. An obsession with independence and a second referendum has sapped the SNP’s energy and will to tackle Scotland’s entrenched problems, be they in health, education, the environment or the economy. Standing for the Alliance For Unity makes no difference to my beliefs or work as an independent elected member for the East Neuk and Landward. The Alliance for Unity will not have a whip at Holyrood so all its elected members would be free to vote according to their conscience.”