About The Progressive Unionist Party
The Progressive Unionist Party was officially founded in 1979. The party is steadfast in its commitment to strengthening the political union between the people of Great Britain and Northern Ireland within the context of the United Kingdom. The Progressive Unionist Party strongly believe that a cordial Union of diverse peoples based on a multi cultural and multi faith society, is the most effective way of achieving social and political harmony.
The Progressive Unionist Party believe citizenship within a pluralist United Kingdom that draws upon the culture and traditions of all the peoples of the island and of ethnic communities, offers the best way of achieving an inclusive, just, peaceful and prosperous society.
Working Class Heritage
For the Progressive Unionist Party, citizenship and sovereignty to the United Kingdom is about sharing a political identity that transcends cultural exclusiveness, religion, language, and ethnicity. The Progressive Unionist Party is a working class party who subscribes to the political ideology as expressed in the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant of 1912. Today the parties policies mirror that of the political philosophy developed by the framers of the Ulster Covenant.
Pursuing and implementing a political programme of progressive policies and initiatives that promotes support for full and equal citizenship, entitlements and responsibilities, that develops the social and economic well being of citizens, upholds the civil and religious freedoms of all, and provides positive results for the benefit of everyone in society, makes the party a unique, progressive and distinctive voice within Northern Irish politics.