Wednesday, 22 November 2017


National Council Statement: The National Liberal Party will not be standing in the General Election

The party had been preparing to fight the expected General Election in 2020 as part of an electoral Coalition we presently describe as the ‘Centre Alliance’. This is presently composed of the People’s Democratic Party, Young People’s Party, Friends Party and the National Liberal Party. Unfortunately, we have been awaiting an official acknowledgement of that Alliance.

No-one expected however there would be a snap election. Indeed, the Prime Minister stated on many occasions that there would be no such Election, and it wouldn’t therefore take place until 2020 (under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act).

Without our electoral alliance and without the necessary preparatory work any campaign would be costly and ineffective. Thus the party’s ruling National Council has decided that it would not deviate from its plans and would not stand candidates at this election but rather in 2022.

NONE OF THE ABOVE!

Some of our partners’ maybe standing some candidates and we will advertise those details in due course so that our members/supporters can assist where possible. The NLP will instead be running a national None of the Above (NOTA) campaign. This is part of a similar campaign we have previously run calling for a NOTA box on ballot papers. This is necessary in order to maintain and even increase electoral turnouts that have been falling for decades. Many of the parties and candidates offering themselves for election are simply unpalatable to many.

Since we too don’t trust any of the establishment parties we will be calling for a None of the Above on the ballot papers!

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