Labour Party of Matachewan
|Labour Party of Matachewan|
|Deputy Chairman||Beau Edwards|
|Party Leader||Robert Smith|
|Sejm Leader||Thomas Bainbridge|
|Slogan||Building A Better Matachewan|
|Founded||16 May 2020|
|Newspaper||The People’s Voice|
|Official colors||Pink (#ea5b6f)|
The Labour Party of Matachewan, also known as the Labour Party and formerly known as the Social Union, is a political party in the Grand Kingdom of Matachewan, and has the most members than any other Matachewanian party. It is also the most left-wing party in Matachewan, with its chairman describing it as “Social Democracy but we like monarchy”. While it has no predecessor, the party consists mostly of former members of the United Northern Liberal Party and the Patriotic Front.
The party was made on 16 May 2020, between many former Liberals and ProCons who left their parties. It was created to be devoted to the reform of Matachewan and in particular corruption in the justice system formed by then-Premier of Global Affairs Christina Nowell.
Liberal Monarchist Join
On 20 May 2020, the Liberal Monarchist Party joined the Labour Party in return for a promise of being in the Labour Party Government.
June Premier Campaign
On the June elections, the Labour Party was quick to nominate Robert Smith for Premier and many different members of the party ran for the office of Sejm. At first, the opponents of Robert Smith were Nicholas Lokin and Sullivan. Andreas of the Patriotic Front(now a member of the Solidarity Party) decided not to run, and in the beginning he, along with along with Archie Birch of the Islamic Green Weeb Party, endorsed Robert Smith.
Throughout to the campaigning which happened in May Robert kept a great lead over Nicholas, his main opponent, and in the only pre-election poll Robert had around 90% of the vote. Even worse for Nicholas was that his party completely joined the Labour Party except for Nicholas himself. Yet two days before actual voting began Christopher Miller of the Progressive Conservatives joined the race, causing Nicholas to drop out and endorse him and the ProCons to endorse him. Miller, a former premier himself, was still extremely popular in the nation and thus the race got a lot closer. Although to combat this the party published on 31 May the “ProCon Papers” which documented how Miller had committed supposedly "impeachable actions while he was Premier". About 31 minutes after elections began Smith gave his last speech in VC to multiple members of the Labour Party, ProCons, Liberals, and Independents. The end result of the election turned out to be a lot better for Robert Smith than first expected, considering Miller’s popularity, with Robert being elected as Premier.
|Premier elections, May 2020||31 May - 1 June||Elected Premier|
|Sejm elections, June 2020||1 July||Majority gained|
|Emergency Sejm election, July 2020||5-6 July||Did not run candidate|
|Sejm elections, July 2020||31 July - 1 August||Majority gained|
|Premier elections, August 2020||1-2 August||Lost Premiership|
|Premier elections, October 2020||1-2 October||Did not gain Premiership, appointed Deputy Premier|
|Sejm elections, October 2020||1-3 October||Formed Government with Solidarity|
During the Labour Party's tenure as the Social Union, it promised to "restore confidence in the government, reform Matachewan's government, rebuild the economy of Matachewan," and "reinvest in Matachewan's future". It also advocated for the localization of Matachewanian politics.
- Social Union Manifesto "...[Premier Christina] Nowell has illegally given themselves the right to appoint judges. Furthermore [Premier] Nowell has assumed both the office of Premier of Global Affairs, yet still has themselves as Minister of Justice. This shows complete disregard for separations of power, and shows that [Premier] Nowell would rather make a court that favors themselves than build a non-partisan court."
- Social Union Manifesto