Isola Group

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Isola Group
Leader Peter Isola,
William Isola
Founded 1969
Dissolved 1972
Merged into Democratic Party for a British Gibraltar
Ideology Pro-business policies,
Economic liberalism
Political position Centre-right
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The Isola Group was a right-wing political faction in Gibraltar in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was led by brothers Peter Isola and William Isola, and was deemed to represent the business community.[1]

History[edit]

The Group was formed prior to the 1969 elections, in which it won three of the 15 seats in the House of Assembly. Although the Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights emerged as the largest party with seven seats, the Integration with Britain Party and the Isola Group between them held eight seats, and were able to form a government led by Robert Peliza.[1]

In 1972 one of the Group's members defected, triggering an early elections. The Isola Group lost all three seats, and subsequently disbanded. Peter Isola later returned to politics as the leader of the Democratic Party for a British Gibraltar.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vincent E McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p326 ISBN 0-313-23804-9
  2. ^ McHale, p325