Fellowship Party

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The Fellowship Party was the oldest environmentalist political party in England. It opposes nuclear power and all weapons. Its national petition against nuclear weapons tests led to the forming of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

The party was founded in June 1955, following an independent anti-H Bomb candidature by John Loverseed, a former Common Wealth Party MP. Other founding members included Eric Fenner (Battersea South candidate),F. W. S. Craig, Minor Parties at British Parliamentary Elections Ronald Mallone, George Onion and forty pacifists and advocates of total disarmament and common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange (socialism).

It contested general elections from 1959 to 1997 general election|1997 and council elections from 1955 to 2002. It has stood parliamentary candidates in Woolwich West, Tottenham, Birmingham and Greenwich, in addition to several by-elections. It also contested elections for the Greater London Council and the Inner London Education Authority. It has contested elections in Blackheath, Chatham, Lancaster, Leigh, Paddington, Peterborough, West Greenwich and Kidbrooke with Hornfair. The highest vote was 792 (3.6%) for Mallone in Greenwich in 1971.

Life members have included Benjamin Britten, Lady Clare Annesley and Canon Stuart Morris. Its presidents have included......
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