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Top political parties in the United Kingdom: All

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Oct 21 2010
1 Conservative Party, centrist to right-wing (traditionally centre-right and pragmatic; has always been a diverse and not always harmonious coalition) (306 seats in the House of Commons) 10935
2 Labour Party, centrist to Left-wing (traditionally socialist; is now a broadly social democratic party) (258 seats) 10595
3 Liberal Democrats, centrist to centre-left (heavily influenced by social liberalism). (57 seats) 4637
4 Liberal Party (1839–1988) 2638
5 British Union of Fascists (1930s) 684
6 Communist Party of Great Britain (1920–91) 644
7 Social Democratic Party (1981–1990) 638
8 Official Monster Raving Loony Party, the most well-known joke party, who have run Ashburton town council (in Devon) in the past 593
9 Respect Party. Far left party active in England and Wales founded by George Galloway; concentrates on an anti-war platform. 423
10 Socialist Workers Party, the party currently forms part of Left Alternative. 397
11 Irish Parliamentary Party 347
12 Scottish Socialist Party, far left party, which campaigns for a Scottish socialist republic. 342
13 Communist Party of Britain 338
14 Natural Law Party (1992–2004) 308
15 Liberal Unionist Party (1886–1912) 307
16 Workers' Party of Ireland, evolved from Official Sinn Féin 302
17 Independent Labour Party (1893–1975) 296
18 Union Movement (1948–73) 289
19 English Democrats Party. Party campaigning for self-government for England. 285
20 Co-operative Party (all Co-operative Party MPs are also Labour MPs as part of a long-standing electoral agreement) 267
21 Socialist Labour Party 220
22 Mebyon Kernow. Cornish nationalist party campaigning for Cornish self-government; has a number of local councillors in Cornwall. 219
23 Socialist Party (England and Wales) stands as Socialist Alternative in elections 202
24 Unionist Party (1912–1965) 194
25 Green Party (UK), formed as PEOPLE, or the Ecology Party, in 1973 and succeeded in 1990 by the Green Party of England and Wales, the Green Party in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Green Party 175
26 Legalise Cannabis Alliance (1999–2006). Party campaigning for the legalisation of cannabis, deregistered and became a pressure group in 2006. 164
27 Solidarity, a socialist party created by ex SSP leader Tommy Sheridan. 158
28 Socialist Party (Ireland) 151
29 National Liberal Party 149
30 Traditional Unionist Voice 141
31 Referendum Party (1997 election) 132
32 British First Party 122
33 International Marxist Group (1968–81) 119
34 Workers' Revolutionary Party 117
35 Socialist Party of Great Britain 112
36 Nationalist Party 109
37 United Kingdom Unionist Party (1995–2008) 105
38 Social Democratic Federation (1884–1911) 101
39 Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern. Local party based in Kidderminster; Original aim was to restore the casualty unit at Kidderminster Hospital, and the National Health Service is still its primary focus, but the party has since diversified. 99
40 British Movement (1968–83) 98
41 Northern Ireland Labour Party 96
42 England First Party 90
43 Fancy Dress Party 90
44 National Socialist League (1937–39) 86
45 Social Democratic Party. The remnants of the Social Democratic Party that did not dissolve in 1990. Has several councillors in East Riding of Yorkshire and Neath Port Talbot. Held mayoralty of Bridlington in 2007. 86
46 Christian Peoples Alliance 86
47 Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers, a party that looks to strictly regulate legal practitioners. 83
48 Common Wealth Party (1942–45) 81
49 Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, an electoral coalition formed for the 2010 general election by trade unionists and far left political parties. 71
50 British Socialist Party (1911–20) 70
51 People's Democracy 68
52 New Communist Party of Britain 68
53 New Britain Party (1976–08) 67
54 British Peoples Party 67
55 National Liberal Party - The Third Way, promotes decentralist politics and co-operative economics. 66
56 Socialist Appeal 61
57 Make Politicians History (2005–2009) 61
58 Irish Independence Party 60
59 Socialist Alliance (1994–2005) 60
60 Imperial Fascist League (1929–39) 58
61 Animals Count 57
62 White Nationalist Party (2002 to 2005) 55
63 Communist Party of Great Britain (Provisional Central Committee) 55
64 British National Socialist Movement 54
65 Unionist Party of Northern Ireland 54
66 Northern Ireland Women's Coalition 54
67 National Fascisti (1920s) 52
68 Labour Party of Northern Ireland 52
69 Independent Working Class Association, has councillors on Oxford City Council 48
70 Socialist League (1886–1903) 47
71 Protestant Unionist Party 47
72 Jury Team (a "non-party party": an umbrella organisation for Independent candidates) 44
73 Revolutionary Communist Group 43
74 Nationalist Alliance (2005– , deregistered in 2008, but website still active) 42
75 Rock 'n' Roll Loony Party (?–2007) 42
76 Republican Labour Party 42
77 Alliance for Green Socialism 40
78 National Democratic and Labour Party 39
79 British Democratic Party (1979–82) 39
80 Wales Green Party 39
81 All-for-Ireland Party (1910–1918) 39
82 ProLife Alliance. Still operating as a pressure group, ProLife deregistered as a political party in 2004. 38
83 Death, Dungeons and Taxes Party 37
84 Ulster Democratic Party 37
85 Wessex Regionalist Party. Seeking devolution for Wessex 37
86 Communist Party of Scotland Scotland's leading Communist party. 36
87 Social Credit Party of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1931–1951, 1965–1978) 36
88 Ulster Popular Unionist Party (1980–95) 36
89 Trust Party 36
90 White Defence League (1958–60) 36
91 People's Voice - party set up in Blaenau Gwent 34
92 Llais Gwynedd - Gwynedd Regionalist party 34
93 Highland Land League (1909–1920s) 34
94 Scottish Enterprise Party (2004–2009), a centre-right party in favour of Scottish independence 33
95 Official National Front (1980s) 33
96 Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party, a party that focuses on aiding pensioners in Scotland. 33
97 Free Scotland Party, in favour of Scottish independence outside the European Union. 33
98 National Party (1975–77) 33
99 Liverpool Protestant Party 33
100 Scottish Voice, a centre-right party formed from ex-Conservatives. 32
101 Socialist Labour Party (1903–80) 32
102 Greater Britain Movement (1964–67) 31
103 Peace and Progress Party 31
104 Ulster Independence Movement 30
105 Scottish Prohibition Party 30
106 Community Group. Local party in Doncaster with four Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster councillors. 29
107 Socialist Environmental Alliance, a far left party in Northern Ireland 29
108 National Party of Scotland (1928–1934) 29
109 Fife Socialist League (1950s–1960s) 28
110 Forward Wales 28
111 Adam Lyal's Witchery Tour Party (1999–2009) 27
112 Democratic Party 27
113 British Ulster Dominion Party 27
114 Free England Party (2008–2009) 26
115 Countryside Party (2000–2008) 26
116 Scottish Republican Socialist Party (1982–1998) 26
117 Scottish Jacobite Party (July 2005–July 2007), a semi-serious independence party. 26
118 Democratic Labour (1972–1979) 26
119 Ulster Liberal Party 25
120 Constitutional Movement (1979–84) 25
121 Popular Alliance. Campaigning for national referendums on important issues, split from Veritas and United Kingdom Independence Party. 25
122 Flag Group (1980s) 25
123 International Socialist Group 25
124 Boston Bypass Independents. Single issue party that took overall control of Boston Borough Council in the 2007 May elections. Registered with the Electoral Commission as of September 2008</ref> 24
125 Residents Associations of Epsom and Ewell. Local party who run the borough council in Epsom and Ewell. 24
126 Scottish Party (1932–1934) 24
127 One London (November 2005–November 2008). A London political party formerly with two seats on the London Assembly, a split from UK Independence Party. 24
128 Derwentside Independents. Local party with 10 councillors on Durham County Council. 24
129 The Common Good 23
130 Science Party. Launched in April 2010, with initial press support from Newscientist.com. Campaigning for increased importance and use of Science in Politics. 23
131 United Ulster Unionist Party (1977–84) 22
132 Scottish Militant Labour 22
133 Democratic Socialist Alliance 21
134 Community Action Party. Local centre-left party active in Wigan (formerly the second biggest party on Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council) and in parts of Cheshire. 21
135 National Socialist Party (1916–1919) 21
136 Cymru Rydd - Welsh republican party 21
137 Islamic Party of Britain (1989–2006) 20
138 Welsh Republican Movement 20
139 Vectis National Party (1970s) - Isle of Wight regionalist party. 19
140 Labour Party of Scotland 18
141 Fellowship Party (1955–2007). Environmentalist, pacifist and socialist party. 18
142 Socialist Equality Party 18
143 Women's Party (1917–1919) 18
144 Orkney and Shetland Movement 17
145 Cymru Annibynnol, in favour of Welsh independence 17
146 Spartacist League of Britain 17
147 East Kilbride Alliance, a local party from the region. 17
148 John Marek Independent Party (2003), evolved into Forward Wales 17
149 Morecambe Bay Independents. Local party active in the Morecambe and Heysham wards of City of Lancaster. Currently the second largest with 12 councillors, and in an all party coalition. Has been in power in the past as well. 17
150 Democratic Labour Party, party based in Walsall, split off from local Labour Party in 1996 15
151 Left Alliance, a party with council seats in Fife, Scotland. 15
152 Communist Party of Wales - also known as the Welsh Communist Party 14
153 No Candidate Deserves My Vote! Single issue party dedicated to putting a "None of the above" option on every ballot paper of the future. 14
154 Progressives (1920s–1970s) 14
155 Communist Party of South Wales and the West of England 13
156 United Country Party (1970s) 13
157 Devizes Guardians. Local party based in Devizes, Wiltshire, which has held three seats on the Wiltshire Council unitary authority since June 2009 and which previously held seats on the former Kennet District Council. 12
158 Workers Party of Scotland 12
159 Revolutionary Communist League of Britain (1968–1998) 11
160 Fishing Party (Scotland) (?–2003) 11
161 Scottish Workers Republican Party 11
162 MP3 Party (2002–2007) 11
163 Miss Great Britain Party (2008–2009) 11
164 Publican Party (2005–2007), campaigned against the smoking ban in pubs and bars. 11
165 Idle Toad. An "independents" party holding district and county council seats in Lancashire, England. 11
166 Campaign for Social Democracy (1973–1974) 11
167 East Dunbartonshire Independent Alliance Created by ex-Labour Party councillors. 10
168 Socialist Party Wales 10
169 Independent Green Voice - Alistair McConnachie, ex-UKIP member with far-right connections party. 10
170 South Wales Socialist Society 10
171 Scottish Workers' Representation Committee 9
172 Balchder Cymru 9
173 Cymru Goch 7
174 Revolutionary Socialist League (1938–44) 7
175 Highlands and Islands Alliance 7
176 Middlewich First. A local party which holds three seats on East Cheshire Unitary Authority, six seats on Congleton Borough Council and seats on Middlewich Town Council. 7
177 Scottish Socialist Federation 5
178 Integralist Party 5
179 Fianna Fáil (registered in NI since 10 December 2007) 5

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