Bougainville Labour Party

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Bougainville Labour Party (BLP) is a political party in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.

It was established ahead of the inaugural 2005 election by lawyer Thomas Tamusio and philosopher Albert Toro.[1][2] The party endorsed Bougainville People's Congress candidate Joseph Kabui for the presidency, with party president Peter Nerau opting to contest the Baubake constituency in the Bougainville House of Representatives.[3] It was reported in July 2014 that New Bougainville Party MP John Ken would relaunch and lead the party into the 2015 election, but this did not occur.[4] Nick F. Peniai was the party's unsuccessful candidate for the Bougainville presidency at the 2015 election.[5]


  1. ^ "Bougainville minister announces new party". PNG Post-Courier. 7 April 2005. 
  2. ^ "The dreams and illusions". PNG Post Courier. 10 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Labour party to support Kabui". PNG Post-Courier. 27 April 2005. 
  4. ^ "ABG member prepares to launch party". PNG Post Courier. 30 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Elections in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville 2015 General Elections" (PDF). International Foundation for Electoral Systems. Retrieved 23 March 2017.