The Peace Party
is a small political party
in the United Kingdom
and represents some who totally oppose war. The party was founded in 1996 as the Pacifist Party
by a group of activists in Guildford
The Party stood one candidate, John Morris, in the 1997
and 2001 general elections
in the Guildford
constituency, and two in the 2005 election
with Caroline O'Reilly also standing in Brighton Kemptown
. It fielded nine candidates in the South East England constituency
during the 2004 European election
, The Party has also stood in a number of local elections in Dartford, Kent, Horsham, West Sussex and Guildford.
The party fielded three candidates in the 2010 general election
, who won a total of 737 votes.
The party's full name is "Peace Party - Non-violence, Justice, Environment (The)".
The fundamental value held by the Peace Party is a love and reverence for life. This is an extension of the right of everyone to life enshrined in Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in Article 2.1 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
The values the Peace Party holds are:
- Love and reverence for life, the desire to be compassionate towards others and to be kind and caring for them
- Upholding the supreme worth of every person
- The ability to......