Unity Labour Party
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Unity Labour Party

The Unity Labour Party (ULP) is a social democratic and democratic socialist political party in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Currently the governing party, it is led by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves.[4]

History

The party was formed in 1994 from the merger of the Saint Vincent Labour Party and the Movement for National Unity.[4] The parties had run as an alliance in the elections earlier that year, promising voters that they would merge after the election regardless of the result.[4] In the 1998 elections they received 54.6% of the vote, but the New Democratic Party won a majority of seats. However, in the 2001 general election the ULP won its first parliamentary majority, winning twelve of the fifteen seats.[5] The party won another majority in the 2005 general election.[6] With a fall in popular support, the party was narrowly re-elected in the 2010 general election, winning 8 out of 15 elected seats in the House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the same taking place in the 2015 general elections.

Electoral history

House of Assembly elections

Election Party leader Votes % Seats +/- Position Government
1998 Ralph Gonsalves 28,025 54.6%
Increase 4 Steady 2nd Opposition
2001 32,925 56.5%
Increase 5 Increase 1st Government
2005 31,848 55.26%
Steady Steady 1st Government
2010 32,099 51.11%
Decrease 4 Steady 1st Government
2015 34,246 52.28%
Steady Steady 1st Government

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