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Gibraltar Labour Party
LeaderDaniel Feetham
Founded2003
Dissolved2005
Split fromGibraltar Socialist Labour Party
Merged intoGibraltar Social Democrats
IdeologyProgressivism
Social democracy[1]
Political positionCentre-left

The Gibraltar Labour Party was a political party in Gibraltar. They described themselves as a progressive socialist organisation and stated that their formation was prompted by the need for a strong opposition to the government. They were founded and led by Daniel Feetham, who left the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party.

Ex-leader of the Gibraltar Labour Party, Daniel Feetham
Ex-leader of the Gibraltar Labour Party, Daniel Feetham

They opposed dialogue with Spain and wanted to change the Constitution of Gibraltar, and support the right of Gibraltarians to decide their own constitutional arrangements under the principle of self-determination. They were also in favour of further integration with the United Kingdom.

They had proposed policies for the improvement of the quality and availability of housing in Gibraltar. They proposed that no individual should serve as Chief Minister for more than two terms, and called for a more transparent form of funding of political parties.

Elections

In the 2003 General Election to the Gibraltar House of Assembly, the party won 9,445 votes (or 8.0% of the popular vote) and no seats. This is the largest number of votes (in terms of both percentage and actual number of votes) for a Gibraltarian political party that has not won a seat in the Legislature throughout its electoral history.

Election results

Parliament of Gibraltar

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
±
2003 9,445 8.0
0 / 15
New

Merger

In 2005, the Labour Party merged with the governing Gibraltar Social Democrats, retaining the GSD name and leadership.[2]

References

  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2003). "Gibraltar/UK". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 15 February 2006.
  2. ^ http://thegibraltarchronicle.blogspot.com/search?q=Labour+Party