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General Political Fund

The General Political Fund - not affiliated to any political party - is used for general campaigning, for example the long campaign for a Scottish Parliament. The branch can access these funds when it needs to run campaigns concerning political decisions.

The major campaigns it has funded recently include:

  • a MORI poll which showed that the general public overwhelmingly (83 per cent - 91% in Scotland) rejects the idea of bringing private companies into our public services. This formed the basis of our cinema and newspaper ad campaign - Remember 83!

  • Campaigns against council housing sell-offs including the successful one in Edinburgh

  • Anti-racist festivals - including the Edinburgh Mela

  • Campaign for rights of Asylum Seeker Children initiated by Edinburgh abd Aberdeenshire branches

  • The Durham Miners gala

  • Local campaigns against the Private Finance Initiative



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