List of political parties in Estmere

This article lists political parties in Estmere.

Parties with national representation

Party logo Party name Leader Status Seats in the
Commons
Seats in the
Peers
Seats in the
Euclean Parliament
Ideology
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Sotirian Democratic Union
Sotrish Democratick Gaþertang
Union sotchrienne-démocratique
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Reginald Wilton-Smyth
Government
217 / 600
60 / 300
30 / 114
The modern SDU was founded in 1962, as a merger of the Sotirian democratic Sotirian People's Party and the conservative National Democratic Party, which were considered the parties of the High and Low Churches respectively. This created a big tent party of the right, with social conservatism as its defining feature. The two traditional wings were joined by a monetarist faction in the 1980s. The SDU led a number of governments after its formation, and has consistently been considered a major party. It has led the current coalition government with the Reform Party since 2016. It is currently led by Reginald Wilton-Smyth, who originates from the National Democratic wing of the party, but is considered to be a right-wing populist.
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Social Democratic and Co-operative Party
Felloƿ Democratick and Evenƿork Fold
Parti social-démocratique et co-opéthâtique
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Zoe Halivar
Official Opposition
189 / 600
76 / 300
33 / 114
The SDCP is the oldest active party in Estmere, having been founded in 1901. It was first founded as the Estmerish Section of the Workers' International, and organised with the trade union movement, but the core of the party merged with co-operativists and municipal socialists in the aftermath of the Great Collapse and rebranded, with the left splitting off into the modern day ESWI. Though a not an official successor, it effectively subsumed the ILC and the CRP, with those MPs taking the SDCP whip. The circumstance of its creation made the SDCP unique from other social democratic parties, with a distinctly co-operatist ideology. The SDCP became the second major party in the aftermath of the Great War, but was overtaken by the resurgent Reform Party in the 1980s; while they have recently again overtaken Reform. The party is currently led by Zoe Halivar, who is seen as a member of the soft left of the party.
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Reform Party
Ameeding Fold
Parti de la r'forme
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Esther Bennett
Government
101 / 600
42 / 300
24 / 114
In 1978, the Progressives split from the SDCP, opposed to their economic shift to the left and perceived abandonment of social reform. They were joined by the remnants of the Radical Liberals and the Constitutionalist Party, in addition to some moderate defectors from the SDU, together merging into the Reform Party in 1980. The party won its first electoral test in 1981, overtaking the SDCP and SDU and forming the first Reform government. The party also governed alongside the SDCP in the 2000s, but has recently been overtaken again by the SDCP. The party is considered to be social liberal and progressive, with a strongly Euclophilic stance. Esther Bennett, from the liberal tradition, currently leads the party.
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Estmere First
Eastmarchon Forþgo
L'Estme d'abord
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George Avery
Opposition
35 / 600
0 / 300
13 / 114
Estmere First was founded in 1991 as a nationalist reaction to the nearing implementation of the Euclozone. The preceding Shilling Party merged with the Anti-Federalist Party and defectors from the SDU to form a new right-wing populist party of the right, emphasising Estmerish nationalism and Euclosceptism. The party's single issue was an opposition to the adoption of the Euclo, but after it came into force in 1995, the party moved to a generally Euclosceptic and nationalist position. George Avery, the youngest of the Avery brothers, currently leads the party.
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Greens
Greens
Les Vèrts
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Sara Hall-Brookes & Nathan Coutanche
Opposition
29 / 600
6 / 300
7 / 114
Focusing on green politics, the Greens were founded in 1972, and were first elected to office in 1982 in opposition to proposals for nuclear power. The party gained further prominence in the succeeding decades, with factions espousing eco-socialism and green liberalism emerging in the party. The party is considered to be progressive and Euclophilic. The party has two co-leaders, at least one of which must be a woman or non-binary. The current co-leaders are Sara Hall-Brookes and Nathan Coutanche, who were elected on a watermelon ticket.
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Party of the Swathish
Sƿaþish Fold
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Aelfwin Stringer
Opposition
16 / 600
12 / 300
5 / 114
The largest regionalist party in Estmere, the Party of the Swathish campaigns for greater powers for Wealdland, and protections for the Swathish language. It was founded in 1922 as part of the Swathish revival, but did not secure representation until the 40s. The party is civic nationalist, and is generally considered a single issue party on the national level, though the party has a social democratic platform at the state level. It has never participated in a national government, but is currently a junior coalition partner in the Weald. It has been led by Aelfwin Stringer since 2009.
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Estmerish Section of the Workers' International
Eastmarish Block of þe Ƿorkers' Ƿorldƿide
Section estmiaise de l’internationale travallleuse
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Ted Barnes
Opposition
11 / 600
4 / 300
2 / 114
Founded in 1914, the Estmerish Section of the Workers' International is a minor left-wing party in Estmere. It was founded in opposition to the proposed merger and rebranding that led to the SDCP, which its members saw as too reformist and moderate. The party was influenced by OSAI and SGIO, and adopted a platform of council socialism. The party experienced a mild revival in the aftermath of the Great War, but from then on ESWI entered a period of decline. A second revival was experienced in the 1990s, as the party adopted a Euclosceptic stance and a number of defections from the more moderate SDCP. Since then, it has been overtaken by the Greens as the main left-wing party. It is currently led by Ted Barnes, a former militant union boss.
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Aldman Democratic Alliance
Aldske Demmokratisch Verein
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Annika Schröder
Opposition
2 / 600
0 / 300
0 / 114
The ADV is the smaller regionalist party with national representation in Estmere, and the party is considered that of Aldman interests. It is civic nationalist, though does not advocate independence from Estmere, and social liberal. The party shares a strong link with the Aldman People's Party in Werania, which it considers a sister party. It is led by Annika Schröder.

Parties with state representation

Defunct parties