Progressive Party UK

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Progressive Party
LeaderModel-Eddy
Deputy LeaderPlebit2020
Party ChairGren_Gnat
FoundedApril 2020
Split fromLabour Party
IdeologySocial Democracy
Progressivism
Democratic Socialism
British Unionism
Federalism
Political positionCentre-left
Colours     Brown
     White
House of Commons
2 / 100
House of Lords
2 / 35
Scottish Parliament
5 / 129
Senedd Cymru
2 / 60
Northern Ireland Assembly
1 / 90

The Progressive Party UK (formerly known as the People's Unity Party) is a centre-left British political party founded on April 28th 2020 by a group of three former Labour Party frontbenchers. It holds representation in both Houses of Parliament, as well as all three devolved legislatures in the the United Kingdom.


History

On 28th April, Shadow Cabinet Ministers TheOWOTrongle, SomeBritishDude26, and Gren_Gnat announced their departure from the Labour Party, and their intention to form a new party known as the People's Unity Party. The next day, Labour Shadow Cabinet member Model-Eddy also joined them.

On July 8th the Scottish branches of the PUP and Democratic Reformist Front merged to form the Scottish Progressives. Later in the month, Labour Party Peer Plebit2020 as well as the former Welsh Conservatives Deputy Leader Ohdearstudying defected to the party (the later has since moved on to the Libertarian Party).

In the 14th General election held in August, the party fielded 7 candidates. They failed to win any constituencies, however came 2nd in the East of England list and won 2 list seats.

Leadership

The current leadership consists of Party leader Model-Eddy, deputy leader Plebit2020, and Party chairman Gren_Gnat, who were elected in the August 2020 Progressive Party leadership election.

Election results

United Kingdom

Election year # of
constituency votes
% +/- # of
party list votes
% +/- # of
overall seats won
+/-
August 2020 1,027,926 3% New 936,913 3% New
2 / 100
new

Devolved elections

Scottish Parliament

Year Votes Share of votes Seats won Position Outcome Additional Information
June 2020 55,938 2%
2 / 129
7th Opposition First election to the Scottish Parliament.

Senedd

Year Votes Share of votes Seats won Position Outcome Additional Information
June 2020 69,316 5%
2 / 60
5th Government First election to the Senedd.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Year Votes Share of votes Seats won Position Outcome Additional Information
June 2020 12,376 1%
1 / 90
9th Opposition First election to the Northern Ireland Assembly.