Friday, 27 July 2012

A New Beginning for Scottish Labour

The news that we, as an organisationhave been welcomed into the independence campaign has delighted me.We have come such a long way in such a small period of time. It wasonly a little more than a month ago, that we had 13 Facebook 'likes'and most people in Scotland just assumed that a Labour voter was aunion voter.
I'm proud we have changed some peoplesperception, I'm pleased that we have given the pro Indy Labour votersa home to voice their opinions. In the last month, we have gained24,000 Facebook viewers, created our own website which after one weekhas more than 2000 hits. Been granted an interview with C.O. for theYes Campaign, Blair Jenkins, and now I have been offered the chanceto address the independence march. All of these achievements are downto your commitment and support.
But we have only just begun, we needevery Independence supporting Labour member to come out on the 22ndof September under the banner of Labour for Independence. We need toshow the Labour party, the rest of the political parties and themedia watching, that there is a genuine demand from Labour voters forIndependence.
In the coming months we will look toappeal to Ms Lamont and the heads of the Scottish Labour Party for amembership vote on Labours stance.
But we need your help. So spread theword, come out on the 22nd and if you can help in anyother way please get in touch.
Together we can make the Labour party,a party people are proud to vote for again, a party comfortable init's position in an independent and prosperous Scotland.
Allan Grogan.

Monday, 16 July 2012


Welcome to the launch of the Labour for Independence website.

As a Labour party member, this page was made in regards to a Labour Junior Minister telling me, that if I wanted independence, to vote for the SNP. On what mandate were the upper echelon given to say that the Labour Party should be anti independence?

There are many in the Labour party, who seek and support an independent Scotland. There are also many supporters who once were Labour but have lost faith or moved political ideology because of a Labour party more concerned with middle England than their core bases, especially Scotland.

Having been greatly encouraged by the support our Facebook page  The decision was made to launch our own website. We would like to encourage supporters of all parties to use this website as a place for new debate and discussion not only in regards to independence but also how we wish to shape the Scottish Labour Party to fit the needs of the Scottish People.

At this site we strongly support the YES Campaign, and encourage all of our supporters to do the same. Thank you for reading this and encourage you to continue to get involved.

Allan Grogan
(Labour for Independence founder)

Who is Allan Grogan?

I'm into fighting for what's right and for what's best for our country.

Likes: Cold drinks like smoothies and fresh fruit juices. This is why I can't live without my juicer, which I found out about via If you specifically need a slow juicer, go here.

I'm also into Asian cuisine. Historical novels interest me. A few times a year I make it a point to go hiking for fitness purposes.