World Government Party

World Government Party

The World Government Party was a minor federalist political party in the United Kingdom. with the twin aims of advocating a world government based on the British Parliament, and better welfare for the elderly. The party's proposals included the abolition of nuclear weapons and turning Buckingham Palace into a home for old age pensioners.

The party was founded in 1958 by Gilbert Young, who had recently resigned from the Liberal Party. Its first foray into electoral politics came when Young stood in Bath in the 1964 UK general election, but he received only 318 votes. In the 1970 UK general election, the party stood two candidates, winning 1,018 votes between them. Young stood in Bath again in the February 1974 and finally the 1983 UK general elections, winning only 118 and 67 votes respectively.

The party, moribund for many years, became defunct on Young's death in 1998.


*Tim Bullamore, [ Obituary: Gilbert Young] , "The Independent", July 10 1998
* [ Anecdote - Gilbert Young]

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