Join the Scottish Socialist Party

For An Independent Socialist Scotland

Why Join The SSP?

We are determined to make Scotland a socially just place for all.

We have always pursued an independent socialist Scotland - a modern democratic republic.

Becoming a member is easy and simple. By joining the SSP, you will be affirming your commitment to improving society – to advancing the goals of socialism, to putting people before profit, and helping to shape and improve Scotland's socialist party.

We have stood for an independent socialist Scotland since our inception in 1998, as an essential part of working class liberation. We were proud participants in Yes Scotland.

We stand up to the powerful Scottish establishment on behalf of this country’s working class majority and promote progressive, fair and just political change.

We reject the neo-liberal economic model and brutal dog eat dog greedy politics so worshipped by the mainstream parties - which bring life sentences of poverty and inequality across the country.

What's expected of me?

Branch organising and discussion

While we have no wish to prescribe any member's level of involvement, membership can be active: attending branch meetings, establishing and maintaining branches and fundraising. We also regularly participate in direct engagement with voters - plenty of public meetings, street stalls and canvassing.

Furthermore, activists give a good deal of their time to their fellow members to develop one another’s talents and political skill. Even small contributions from membership goes a long way to building a party that is not and will not be funded by big business.

Street Action

Deepening the understanding of all members of socialist ideology is a key part of party life. We encourage the socialist education of our members, plus campaigning action.

We are growing rapidly post-referendum, in a newly enriched and politicised country. We're very happy with your passion at letting us know you want to change the world for the better; for people, not profit.

What You Get

  • Essential email bulletins about the SSP’s work.
  • Your membership card
  • Enrollment to your local branch - you will be encouraged and welcomed to create and participate in all activities.
  • Invitations to National Council meetings, our national forums for strategy and policy consideration, debate and development.
  • The right to attend the sovereign body of the party - National Conference. Everyone has equal voting rights, to make their voice heard.
  • Invites to SSP events and the ways and means to run your own.
  • Opportunities to stand in internal elections at all levels of the SSP.
  • Personal and political development opportunities: organising, resistance, protest, education, discussion, writing for the Scottish Socialist Voice paper.
  • Be considered as a candidate for public elections.
  • A vote in selection and ranking of candidates for regional and local elections.

Your Details and Payment

Please complete the registration form below

About you
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Contact Address

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Contact Phone Number

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Paying Subs

There are three basic choices for what subs should be.

  • £5 a month - for those who are unwaged.
  • £10 a month - for people on low pay.
  • £15 a month - for people who are not low-paid