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Encyclopedia > List of frivolous political parties

This is a list of political parties that have been created for frivolous purposes. See joke political party. A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... A joke party or a frivolous party is a political party which has been created for the purposes of entertainment or satire. ...

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Australia

Cecil G. Murgatroyd (1958-2001) Murgatroyd was a long-running satirical political candidate in Australia and New Zealand, both of which he had citizenship of. ... The Imperial British Conservative Party was a farcical political party founded by the Wizard of New Zealand. ... The McGillicuddy Serious Party (McGSP) functioned as a satirical political party in New Zealand. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Party! Party! Party! was a short-lived political party in Australia. ...

Belarus

Party Statute (page 1) Beer Lovers Party of Belarus, or BLP (Russian: ) was one of several Beer Lovers Parties created in some post-Soviet states, includeing Belarus. ...

Canada

The Absolutely Absurd Party is a new Canadian political party, which attempts to carry on the tradition of political satire most famously represented by the Rhinoceros Party of Canada. ... The Canadian Extreme Wrestling Party was a minor political party in Canada that was not registered as an official party by Elections Canada, the government agency that conducts elections in Canada. ... The Lemon Party of Canada (Parti Citron) is a Goldstein-approved Canadian federal political party. ... The Neo Rhino Party is a Canadian federal joke political party. ... The Party Party, which began in 2003, is a Canadian political party based on the concept Now with 23. ... The Draft Beer Party was a political party in Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... The Parti Rhinocéros, commonly known as the Rhinoceros Party in English, was a registered political party in Canada from the 1960s to the 1990s. ...

Denmark

  • Union of Conscientiously Work-Shy Elements (defunct)

The Union of Conscientiously Work-Shy Elements (Sammenslutning af Bevidst Arbejdssky Elementer, now defunct) was an unusually successful frivolous political party in Denmark. ...

Estonia

  • Independent Royalists (Sõltumatud Kuningriiklased) (defunct after winning 8 seats out of 101 in 1992)

Germany

  • Die PARTEI ('The Party'; Party for Labour, Rule of Law, Protection of Animals, Promotion of Elites and Grassroot-Democratic Initiative)
  • German Beer-Drinkers Union

Die PARTEI (English: the party) is a populist political party in Germany founded in 2004 by editors of the German satirical magazine Titanic. ...

Hungary

  • Two-tailed Dog Party

The Two-tailed Dog Party (Kétfarkú Kutya Párt) is a joke political party in Hungary. ...

New Zealand

The Imperial British Conservative Party was a farcical political party founded by the Wizard of New Zealand. ... The McGillicuddy Serious Party (McGSP) functioned as a satirical political party in New Zealand. ...

Netherlands

The Rapaille Partij was a Dutch political party in Amsterdam of the 1920s. ... The Partij van de Toekomst is a satirical political party of the Netherlands. ...

Norway

PsP symbol Beer Unity Party (in Norwegian: Pilsens Samlingsparti) is a political party in Vest-Agder, Norway. ... The Political Party was a political party created by the Norwegian comedians Johan Golden and Atle Antonsen. ...

Poland

  • Polish Beer-Lovers' Party (defunct after winning 16 seats in 1991)

The Polish Beer-Lovers Party (PPPP; Polish: Polska Partia Przyjaciół Piwa) was founded in 1990, one of its leaders being the satirist Janusz Rewiński. ...

Romania

  • Partidul Liber-Schimbist (defunct)

Partidul Liber-Schimbist (PLS - the Free Change Party) was a satirical Romanian polical party founded in 1990 by Ştefan Cazimir. ...

Russia

The Beer Lovers Party (Russian: ) was created in Russia on December 26, 1993 and officially registered on August 9, 1994. ...

Spain

Party of the Democratic Karma (Partido del Karma Democrático in Castilian) is a Spanish joke party founded by the publishers of Karma magazine, a highly satirical publication. ...

Sweden

The Donald Duck Party (Kalle Anka-partiet) is a Swedish joke political party that gets votes without really existing. ... Ezenhemmer Plastic Bags and Child Rearing Utensils Party (Swedish: Ezenhemmer plastpåsar och barnuppfostringsredskapspartiet; just Ezenhemmer or Ezen for short), a Swedish political party with 72 members, formed in reaction against the world-wide, dead boring, political seriousness. ...

United Kingdom

The Church of the Militant Elvis Party is a joke political party in the United Kingdom, based in Nottinghamshire. ... The Death, Dungeons and Taxes Party is a satirical British political party. ... The Happening Happy Hippy Party, or HHHP, was a British political satire website and Ezine that ran between 1997 and 2002, emerging during the dotcom boom in British satire. ... The New Millennium Bean Party is a frivolous political party in the United Kingdom, based in Wales. ... The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (OMRLP) is a registered political party established in the United Kingdom in 1983 by musician and anti-politician David Sutch, also known as Screaming Lord Sutch (1940-1999). ... The Rock n Roll Loony Party is a minor political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Scottish Jacobite Party is a minor political party registered with the UK Electoral Commission. ...

United States

The Guns and Dope Party is a frivolous American political party. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Youth International Party (whose adherents were known as Yippies, a variant on Hippies) was a highly theatrical political party established in the United States in 1967. ...

Pop culture

  • All-Night Party

A special episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus, titled Election Night Special, makes fun of the British electoral and party system and the broadcasting of elections. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Monty Python, or The Pythons, is the collective name of the creators of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. ... Election Night Special is a Monty Python sketch parodying the coverage of United Kingdom general elections, specifically the 1970 general election on the BBC by including hectic (and downright silly) actions by the media and a range of ridiculous candidates. ...


In the programme, the main competing parties are called:

  • the Silly Party
  • the Sensible Party

There are also two fringe parties called:

  • the Slightly Silly Party
  • the Very Silly Party

In Blackadder the Third, during the by-election for the rotten borough Dunny-on-the-Wold, there is a candidate for the Standing at the Back Dressed Stupidly and Looking Stupid Party'. The second series of Blackadder was set in Elizabethan England, starring (left to right) Tony Robinson as Baldrick, Rowan Atkinson as Edmund, Lord Blackadder, and Tim McInnerny as Lord Percy Percy. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... The term rotten borough refers to a parliamentary borough or constituency in the Kingdom of England (pre-1707), the Kingdom of Great Britain (1707-1801), the Kingdom of Ireland (1536-1801) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (from 1801 until their final abolition in 1867) which due...


This party's policies include:

  • Compulsory servings of asparagus at breakfast
  • Free corsets for the under-5s
  • Abolition of slavery

(The abolition of slavery is actually not a real policy, but merely something they put in as a joke.)


Other parties standing for this by-election include:

  • 'The Adder Party' led by George, Prince Regent, who is described by his party newssheet as a "great moral and spiritual leader of the nation", but is described by almost everybody else as a "fat, flatulant git."
  • 'The Keep Royalty, White Rat Catching, Safe Sewage Residents' Party' led by Sir Horace Balsam.

In the BBC comedy Dead Ringers, Jon Culshaw walked around a town centre on behalf of 'the Lovely Party' in an election special. Their policies included 'On the spot fines for colour clashes'. Prince George Prince George (1762-1816) was a fictional caricature of the historical figure HRH The Prince George, Prince of Wales, played by Hugh Laurie in the third series of the popular BBC sitcom Blackadder. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of £4 billion. ... Dead Ringers is a UK radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Two. ... Jonathan Peter Culshaw (born June 2, 1968 in Ormskirk, Lancashire) is an English comedian and impressionist. ...


In an episode of Little Britain, character Daffyd Thomas is campaigning for his party, the 'Gay Rights for Gays' party. This article is becoming very long. ... Daffyd (Matt Lucas) in front of his favourite pub, The Scarecrow and Mrs King Daffyd Thomas is a fictional character from the cult BBC television and radio series Little Britain played by Matt Lucas. ...


See also

Welcome to the index of political parties, an alphabetical list of (mainly) present-day political parties listed in the list of political parties. ... This is a list of political parties around the world. ... This is a list of political parties around the world by ideology. ... This is a list of political parties around the world by ideology. ... This is a list of fictional political parties of various countries. ...

References

  • Adrian Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable, ISBN 0-304-35871-1

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