Socialist People's Party (Norway)
|Founded||16 April 1961|
|Dissolved||30 April 1976|
|Split from||Labour Party|
|Merged into||Socialist Left Party|
|Youth wing||Socialist Youth League (1963–69)
Socialist People's Youth (from 1969)
|National affiliation||Socialist Electoral League (1973–75)|
The Socialist People's Party (Norwegian: Sosialistisk Folkeparti) was a splinter group of the Norwegian Labour Party (DNA) founded in 1961. SF was principally dissatisfied with the pro-NATO/European Economic Community external policies of DNA. A group centered on the magazine Orientering had been expelled from DNA. The party merged into the Socialist Left Party in 1976.
In the mid-1960s the youth organization of SF, Socialist Youth League (Sosialistisk Ungdomsfylking), started moving towards revolutionary Marxism, leading to a split in 1969. The SUF broke away, renamed itself SUF(m-l) and launched the Workers' Communist Party (Marxist–Leninist) (which merged with the Red Electoral Alliance in 2007 to launch the new Red Party).
Following the split, Socialist People's Youth (Sosialistisk Folkepartis Ungdom) became the new SF youth wing. SF lost parliamentary representation in 1969, but in 1972 a DNA MP, Arne Kielland, joined SF.
Parliamentary election results
|Year||Percentage of votes||MPs|
SF party leaders
- 1961-1969 : Knut Løfsnes
- 1969-1971 : Torolv Solheim
- 1971-1973 : Finn Gustavsen
- 1973-1975 : Stein Ørnhøi
- "Sosialistisk Folkeparti". Store norske leksikon. 07 October 2011.