Our Aims & Values

  1. The Social Democratic Labor Party is a social democratic Party. We believe that by working together we achieve more than we would achieve alone. We will work to create for each of us the means to realize our true potential, and for all of us to work towards a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many not the few. We want to move towards becoming a nation where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we accept and where we live together freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.
  2. To these ends we work for:

    • A DYNAMIC ECONOMY, with a thriving private sector and high quality public services where all people should have the opportunity to work and prosper, and where those areas essential to the common good are either owned by the public or held accountable to it.

    • A JUST SOCIETY, which nurtures families, promotes equality of opportunity and delivers justice at work. We will protect all people from poverty, prejudice, fear and the abuse of power.

    • A HEALTHY NATION, which ensures that all people have access to high quality, single-payer healthcare.

    • AN EDUCATED WORKFORCE, where all people have equality of opportunity for a quality academic or vocational education.

    • AN OPEN DEMOCRACY which provides a government of the people, by the people, for the people, in which government is accountable to the people. We believe that decisions should be taken by the communities they affect, where practicable, and where fundamental human rights should be guaranteed.

    • A PROTECTED ENVIRONMENT, which we preserve, enhance and hold in trust for future generations.

    • A STRONG DEFENSE for the security of our country and people, co-operating in international bodies to secure peace, freedom, democracy, economic security and environmental protection for all. We will work with our allies and international organizations to provide assistance in crisis situations to stop atrocities and injustice, but we will not be the policeman of the world nor shall we influence the self-determination of other countries or seek to change their regimes.

    • A TRANSPARENT, ACCOUNTABLE PARTY DEMOCRACY that operates on a “One Member, One Vote” basis. The Party and Membership will hold its Candidates and Elected Representatives accountable for upholding the Aims and Values of the Party.
  3. We shall work in pursuit of these aims with trade unions, consumer groups and other organizations.

  4. On the basis of these principles, the Social Democratic Labor Party seeks the trust of the people to govern.


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