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Craftia Liberty Party
克来福夏自由党
Kèláifúxià Zìyóu Dǎng
Partai Kebebasan Craftia
Leaders Theodore Wright
Lachlan Charles
Brad King
Jonathan Johnson
Nathan Withers
George Dellfield
Edward Barris
Stuart Asmann
Founded 24 September 1980
Dissolved 19 October 2013
Merger of National Labour Party
Independent Craftia Party
Merged into National United Party
Ideology Libertarianism
Nationalism
Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
In government (federal) 1982–1986
1987–1990
2009–2013
Colour      Pale green

The Craftia Liberty Party (known as Liberty or CLP) was a political party in Craftia. It was formed by the merger of the National Labour Party and left-wing dissidents of the Independent Craftia Party. The Liberty Party's main platform was social democracy, inheriting much of to the Labour Party's policies but with an expanded focus on Craftian independence and reunification.

By the 1990s it had been overtaken by the National United Party as the main left-of-centre party, but saw a brief resurgence in the mid-2000s after joining the government coalition. CLP leader Edward Barris became Prime Minister in 2009 despite the Liberty Party being the smallest of the three coalition parties, following disagreements between the Liberal Party of Craftia and the United Party. The party was heavily defeated in the 2013 election and was dissolved shortly after, with most of its members joining the United Party.












Federal election results

Election Seats won ± Total votes % Swing Position Government Leader
1982
37 / 94
Increase2 37 157,015 39.48%
 
Increase2 39.48% Increase2 1st Government
(CLP–ICP)
Theodore Wright
1984
33 / 75
Decrease2 4 147,774 37.12%
 
Decrease2 2.36% Steady2 1st Government
(CLP–ICP)
Theodore Wright
1986
30 / 75
Decrease2 3 162,695 40.74%
 
Increase2 3.62% Steady2 1st Government
(CLP-Ind.)
Lachlan Charles
1989
27 / 75
Decrease2 3 162,122 35.57%
 
Decrease2 5.17% Steady2 1st Official
Opposition
Lachlan Charles
1992
15 / 80
Decrease2 12 111,421 18.37%
 
Decrease2 17.20% Decrease2 3rd Opposition Jono Johnson
1995
12 / 80
Decrease2 3 100,731 14.65%
 
Decrease2 3.72% Steady2 3rd Coalition
(NUP–CLP)
Jono Johnson
1998
4 / 80
Decrease2 8 42,984 5.16%
 
Decrease2 9.49% Decrease2 4th Opposition Jono Johnson
2001
2 / 80
Decrease2 2 27,331 2.75%
 
Decrease2 2.41% Steady2 4th Opposition Nathan Withers
2004
4 / 90
Increase2 2 53,832 4.60%
 
Increase2 2.19% Steady2 4th Opposition Rob Crawley
2007
14 / 90
Increase2 10 205,991 15.69%
 
Increase2 11.09% Steady2 4th Confidence
and supply
George Dellfield
2010
20 / 90
Increase2 6 321,050 22.56%
 
Increase2 6.87% Increase2 2nd Government
(CLP–BEP–NUP)
Edward Barris
2013
3 / 90
Decrease2 17 55,088 3.35%
 
Decrease2 19.21% Decrease2 6th Opposition Edward Barris