Social Democratic and Co-operative Party
|Deputy Leader||Owen Cunningham|
|General Secretary||Stephen Davies|
|Founded||May 1, 1881|
|Headquarters||218 Hall Street, Morwall|
|Newspaper||Red Flag Daily|
|Student wing||Students for Socialism|
|Youth wing||Socialist Pioneers|
|Women's wing||SDCP Women|
|Continental affiliation||Socialist Alternative for Euclea|
|International affiliation||International Socialist Forum|
|Autonomous parties||Swathish SDCP|
|Chamber of Commons|
189 / 600
|Chamber of Peers|
76 / 300
33 / 114
The Social Democratic and Co-operative Party (Swathish: Felloƿ Democratick and Evenƿork Fold, Flurian: Parti social-démocratique et co-opéthâtique) is a centre-left political party in Estmere which espouses social democracy and co-operatism, and is generally agreed to have a progressive and socially liberal outlook. Alongside the Sotirian Democratic Union and the Reform Party, the SDCP is considered one of Estmere's three major parties.
Founded on May Day in 1881, the party is the oldest continuing party in Estmere. It was created with the aim of representing the trade union and co-operative movements and municipal socialists; in doing so, it effectively subsumed the ILC and the CRP. At the outbreak of the Great War, the SDCP was initially opposed, but moved to a pro-war stance when Rafael Duclerque rebuked the notion of a cease-fire. The SDCP joined a national coalition for the duration of the war, and after the eventual defeat of Gaullica was an influential voice in the Transitional Authority.
In the aftermath of the Great War, the SDCP overtook the liberals to become the second largest party, leading a number of governments in this time. The party was overtaken by the resurgent Reform Party in the 1980s, and supported a Reform-led government in the 2000s. Recently, the SDCP has again overtaken Reform as the second largest party.
The SDCP is a founding member of Socialist Alternative for Euclea and the International Socialist Forum, and in 2019 had a membership of 489,000. Since 2016 the party has been led by Zoe Halivar, considered to be on the soft left of the party, who also serves as Leader of the Opposition.
|No.||Name||Portrait||Term in Office||Notes|
|?? ???? 1881||?? ???? 1891||tbd|
|?? ???? 1891||?? ???? 1898||tbd|
|?? ???? 1898||?? ???? 1903||tbd|
|4||Oscar Fay Burton
|?? ???? 1903||?? ???? 1916||tbd|
|?? ????? 2005||?? ????? 2016||tbd|
|?? ????? 2016||?? ????? 2016||Interim leader.|
|?? ????? 2016||Incumbent|
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