Of note, Lord Provost Barney Crocketts wife for Labour, Kirsty Blackman's office girl for the SNP, ex NIMBY Indy Cllr Andy Finlayson, who served in Fraser's administration if doing what he is told counts as service and Bryce Hope for the Scottish Libertarian Party.
ABERDEEN UA; (SNP resigned following election as MP for Aberdeen South). Candidates: BELLIZZI HOUSTON, Lisette (No Description) FINLAYSON, Andy (Independent) HENDERSON, Moira (Liberal Democrat) HOPE, Bryce (Scottish Liberatarian) IROH, Sochima (Independent) McLEAN, Simon Paul (Independent) RADLEY, Miranda (SNP) SIMPSON, Shona (Labour) VERHAMME, Daniel (Green) WYLES, Christopher Robert (Conservative)
2017: SNP 1396, 707; Con 1113; Lab 590, 318; Ind 562 (Finlayson), 220; LD 270 Although the name changed and it went from 3 to 4 members, as far as I can tell the ward is otherwise unchanged from the old Kincorth/Loirston Ward: Jul 15by: SNP 1939; Lab 606; Con 313; LD 207; Grn 114 2012: SNP 1389; Lab 1250, 291; Ind 471 (Finlayson), 120; LD 331; Con 219 2007: Lab 1162, 748; SNP 1883; LD 1190, 239; Con 423; Ind 179; Sol 58
Andy Finlayson was the independent councillor for the ward between 2012 and 2017. Simon McLean stood in Bridge of Don ward in 2017 and got 70 votes.
Current Council: SNP 18; Con 10; Aberdeen Labour 9; Ind Alliance Group 3; LD 3; Ind 1; 1 vacancy
"God knows I'm no Tory, and I never set eyes on a Whig yet without feeling the need of a bath..."
Libertarians have a curious window of opportunity. Their best electoral chance in the cycle is the Scottish parliament list, where 8-11% can get you lucky.
They need every political party to hold true to lockdown and be behind the curve when the public abandons faith in it.
Problem there is the constitution. A lot of people are going to be voting on that and being a pro Yes party, the Libertarians are going to struggle to pick up the list votes of those of us who'd ordinarily be sympathetic. That pro independence stance is why I never defected to them after thinking about it a while back.
Without telling tales out of school, I had a chat with the party leader Tam Laird. He voted yes in 2014. He acknowledges that he lost. He expects that vote to be honored. He voted to leave in 2016. He won, he expects that vote to be honored. Regardless, he hopes to see power and autonomy devolved to the lowest level that is feasible in all instances.
There is no requirement for individual members of the Scottish Libertarian Party to endorse any particular position on any particular constitutional issue.
But it's pretty hard for any libertarian to endorse the current SNP government.