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National Labour Party of Craftia
克来福夏工党
Kèláifúxià Gōng Dǎng
Partai Buruh Craftia
Leaders George Phillipson
John Smith
Allen Wilson
Peter Peters
Bert Aaron
Harry Harrison
Dan Stanhope-Callaghan
Stanley Gray
Richy Linas
Founded 2 February 1945
Dissolved 23 September 1980
Merged into Craftia Liberty Party
Ideology Social democracy
Anti-communism
Labourism
Left-wing nationalism
Political position Centre-left
In government (federal) 1945–1947
1953–1959
1968–1974
Colour      Pale orange

The National Labour Party of Craftia (NLP, known as Labour) was a political party in Craftia. It was formed in 1945 as the successor to the Democratic League of Craftia (formed in 1892 as the successor to the historical Liberal Party), and won the first free provincial election in a record-breaking landslide. The party had five premiers during its existence, forming government three times under George Phillipson (1945–1947), John Smith (1947), Allen Wilson (1953–1959), Bert Aaron (1968–1969), and Harry Harrison (1969–1974). Its popularity diminished after the mid-1970s and it merged into the Craftia Liberty Party in 1980.






















Federal party leaders

No. Name Term Time in office Term as Premier/
Prime Minister
Term began Term ended
1 George Phillipson 2 February 1945 20 September 1947 2 years, 7 months, 19 days (961 days) 1945–1947
2 John Smith 21 September 1947 23 September 1947 3 days 1947
3 Allen Wilson 24 September 1947 12 September 1965 17 years, 11 months, 20 days (6564 days) 1953–1959
4 Peter Peters 13 September 1965 29 August 1968 2 years, 11 months, 17 days (1082 days)
5 Bert Aaron 30 August 1968 6 September 1969 1 year, 8 days (373 days) 1968–1969
6 Harry Harrison 7 September 1969 15 May 1974 4 years, 8 months, 9 days (1712 days) 1969–1974
7 Dan Stanhope-Callaghan 16 May 1974 11 November 1975 1 year, 5 months, 27 days (545 days)
8 Stanley Gray 12 November 1975 31 January 1976 2 months, 20 days (81 days)
(7) Dan Stanhope-Callaghan 1 February 1976 27 December 1976 10 months, 27 days (331 days)
9 Richy Linas 28 December 1976 19 November 1979 2 years, 10 months, 23 days (1057 days)
(7) Dan Stanhope-Callaghan 20 November 1979 23 September 1980 10 months, 4 days (309 days)

Provincial election results

Election Seats won ± Total votes % Swing Position Government Leader
1945
42 / 50
Increase 42 119,485 64.88%
 
Increase 64.88% Increase 1st Government George Phillipson
1947
14 / 50
Decrease 28 66,922 39.26%
 
Decrease 25.62% Decrease 2nd Opposition John Smith
1948
11 / 50
Decrease 3 55,471 34.18%
 
Decrease 5.08% Decrease 3rd Third party Allen Wilson
1951
27 / 57
Increase 16 52,737 44.38%
 
Increase 10.20% Increase 1st Opposition Allen Wilson
1953
40 / 57
Increase 13 60,899 55.02%
 
Increase 10.64% Steady 1st Government Allen Wilson
1956
38 / 57
Decrease 2 40,880 49.50%
 
Decrease 5.52% Steady 1st Government Allen Wilson
1957
34 / 60
Decrease 4 33,590 43.24%
 
Decrease 6.26% Steady 1st Government Allen Wilson
1959
18 / 60
Decrease 16 23,737 36.56%
 
Decrease 6.68% Decrease 2nd Opposition Allen Wilson
1962
17 / 60
Decrease 1 19,492 34.42%
 
Decrease 2.14% Steady 2nd Opposition Allen Wilson
1963
26 / 60
Increase 9 26,038 45.98%
 
Increase 11.56% Steady 2nd Opposition Allen Wilson
1966
23 / 60
Decrease 3 30,729 44.31%
 
Decrease 1.67% Steady 2nd Opposition Peter Peters
1968
33 / 60
Increase 10 49,069 51.82%
 
Increase 7.51% Increase 1st Government Bert Aaron
1971
34 / 70
Increase 1 52,427 41.30%
 
Decrease 10.52% Steady 1st Government
(NLP-ICP)
Harry Harrison
1974
11 / 70
Decrease 23 59,837 21.11%
 
Decrease 20.19% Decrease 3rd Third party Harry Harrison
1976
13 / 70
Increase 2 78,454 22.93%
 
Increase 1.82% Steady 3rd Third party Dan Stanhope-
Callaghan
1979
12 / 70
Decrease 1 99,214 24.78%
 
Increase 1.85% Steady 3rd Third party Richy Linas