Liberal Party of Gibraltar
|Liberal Party of Gibraltar|
|Headquarters||95 Irish Town, Gibraltar|
|National affiliation||alliance with Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party|
|International affiliation||Liberal International|
|Colours||Red and white|
|Politics of Gibraltar
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In line with most liberal parties, the party describe their political philosophy as being based on notions of people deciding their own future, and are committed to Gibraltarian self-determination regarding constitutional arrangements. The party seeks city-state and dominion status for Gibraltar.
The party believes in "freedom, responsibility, tolerance, social justice and equality of opportunity: these are the central values of liberalism, and they remain the principles on which an open society must be built. These principles require a careful balance of strong civil societies, democratic government, free markets, and international cooperation".
The party makes its stance on economic policy very clear, stating that "open societies need open markets. A liberal, open and tolerant society requires a market economy. Political freedom and economic freedom belong together".
In the 1999 by-election, following the death of GSLP Opposition MP Robert Mor, Liberal Party leader Dr. Joseph Garcia won 51.46% of the popular vote and the seat. He was the first joint GSLP/Liberal candidate to contest an election.
The Liberal Party of Gibraltar is a member of the Liberal International. and is a 'Sister Party' of the United Kingdom Liberal Democrats and contests the South-West England constituency at European Parliamentary elections on a joint ticket with them taking place six on the party list.
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- Full members of the Liberal International
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