Updated Wednesday 06 Mar 2024

CASE FILE: Scottish Family Party

Name Scottish Family Party
Tags Anti-LGBTQ+
Categories Political Party
Related People/Groups Homeland Party
Years Active 2017 – Present
Active Areas Scotland



The Scottish Family Party (SFP) was launched in 2017 by former UKIP candidate Richard Lucas. The party opposes same sex marriage and many forms of gender equality legislation. It is also strongly anti-abortion and has campaigned vigorously on the issue.

In recent years, the SFP has posted an increasing amount of anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ campaign content on social media. It argues that “Transgender Ideology” is damaging and “confusing children”. However, the party also opposes protections for children. The SFP disagrees with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, saying it undermines the rights of parents. The party argues that parents should be allowed to beat their children. The SFP also opposes hate crime legislation.

SFP received some press attention in 2023 after Niall Fraser represented the group at the Rutherglen and Hamilton West by-election, receiving just 1% of the vote. He had previously claimed he would “brick up” the entrance of a sexual health facility in Glasgow, and in August was filmed abusing the First Minister Humza Yousaf at a Fringe event, shouting “F*ck you. You are a pestilence on the land.”

The group also has links to the fascist Homeland Party, a group that splintered from Patriotic Alternative last year. In January, Lucas (pictured) was interviewed by Simon Crane, who was then PA’s Scottish organiser and was previously active in the SFP. Crane is now a leading figure in Homeland. Fraser would go on to appear on an official Homeland broadcast in June.



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