Liberal Party of Gibraltar
|Preceded by||National Party of Gibraltar|
|Headquarters||95 Irish Town, Gibraltar|
|National affiliation||GSLP–Liberal Alliance|
|European affiliation||Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe|
|International affiliation||Liberal International|
|Colours||Red and white|
|UK affiliation||Liberal Democrats|
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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 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.
In the 2013 by-election, following the death of Housing Minister Charles Bruzon (GSLP), the Liberal Party backed the GSLP candidate Albert Isola, who has won 49.84% of the popular vote to fill in the vacant seat.
|Election year||# of
| % of
overall seats won^
|1992 (known as the 'Gibraltar National Party (GNP)')||2,158||4.7||
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|1996 (as the 'GNP')||5,932||4.68||
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|1999 (by-election; in alliance with the 'GSLP')*||4,395||51.47||
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|2000 (in alliance with the 'GSLP')||17,286||14.95||
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|2003 (in alliance with the 'GSLP')||16,538||14.61||
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|2007 (in alliance with the 'GSLP')||21,120||13.65||
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|2011 (in alliance with the 'GSLP')||25,590||14.64||
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|2015 (in alliance with the 'GSLP')||30,399||20.61||
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|^Each of these numbers are only based on how the Liberal Party of Gibraltar performed in each [individual] election.|
|*The 1999 by-election in Gibraltar was to fill in a seat vacated by then-GSLP MP, Robert Mor, who died that year. Hence, the composition bar on this row would only signify whether or not a member of a particular political party has won the seat. If that particular member had won the seat, then the entire bar would be colored in.|
The Liberal Party of Gibraltar is a member of the Liberal International and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, having joined the latter in November 2014. It is also 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.
Current LPG MPs
- Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
- Kellermann, Anja. A New New English: language, politics, and identity in Gibraltar. p. 34.
- "Liberal Party of Gibraltar - Our Liberal Values". Retrieved 11 December 2011.
- Full members of the Liberal International
- ALDE Party members
- "Sister Parties". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- "European selection results – complete". Houston Chronicle. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2014.