Socialist Party of Aotearoa

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Socialist Party of Aotearoa
LeaderBrendan Tuohy
SecretaryWarren Brewer [1] [2]
Founder G. H. Andersen
Founded1990
Split from Socialist Unity Party of New Zealand [3]
Preceded by Socialist Unity Party, Communist Party of New Zealand
Headquarters Lyttelton, Canterbury [4]
Ideology Communism
Marxism-Leninism [5] [6]
International affiliation International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties
ColoursRed
House of Representatives
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Local Government [7]
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Website
www.socialistparty.org.nz

The Socialist Party of Aotearoa was a minor political party in New Zealand. It was formed in 1990 [1] [8] through a split in the Socialist Unity Party, led by G. H. (Bill) Andersen. [3] [9] The last known leader of the party was Brendan Tuohy. [1] [2]

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The party published a monthly newspaper called Red Flag. [10] [11] Its former members continue to operate the Workers' Institute of Scientific Socialist Education (WISSE). [12] [ self-published source? ]

The party is best known through the influence of its late founder Bill Andersen, a well-known trade unionist who served as president of the Auckland Trades Council, national secretary of the Socialist Unity Party, and president of the National Distribution Union. [9] [13]

It did not stand any candidates at the 2014 election.

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Greetings from the Socialist Party of Aotearoa (New Zealand)". Communist Party USA . Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  3. 1 2 Pacey, quoted in Locke, C. (2012, p. 239). Workers in the Margins: Union Radicals in Post-war New Zealand. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books.
  4. Socialist Party of Aotearoa. Membership form. Retrieved 12 July 2013, from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link).
  5. Marxist-Leninist Collective. (March 1997). These Marxist Principles Cannot be Destroyed People's Voice. Retrieved from .
  6. Socialist Party of Aotearoa. About. Retrieved on 12 July 2013, from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link).
  7. Paulin, Judy (June 2008). "Representation process: A desktop review" (PDF). Department of Internal Affairs . Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  8. Andersen, G. H. (1990). The 1990 general elections and beyond. Auckland: Socialist Party of Aotearoa.
  9. 1 2 Pickmere, Arnold (21 January 2005). "Obituary: Bill Andersen". The New Zealand Herald . Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  10. Andersen, Bill (15 December 2001). "The red flag keeps flying". The New Zealand Herald . Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  11. Red Flag. (October 2002). Subscribe to Red Flag. Red Flag., p. 12.
  12. WISSE. WISSE website. Retrieved on 12 July 2013, from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link).
  13. Verran, D. (2005). Gordon Harold (Bill) Andersen. Retrieved from