United Country Party (Kenya)

The United Country Party was a political party in Kenya.

History edit

The United Country Party was established by Michael Blundell in July 1954.[1][2] Its formation was primarily aimed at supporting the Lyttleton Constitution. Although it supported multi-racialism, the party's membership was limited to Europeans, and it opposed common roll elections or opening the White Highlands to other races.[1]

In the 1956 general elections party members ran as independents, winning six seats to the eight won by the Independent Group,[3] who opposed the constitution.

In January 1957. the party was dissolved.[1] Blundell founded another party, the New Kenya Party, in 1959.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Robert M. Maxon & Thomas P. Ofcansky (2014) Historical Dictionary of Kenya, Rowman & Littlefield, p336
  2. ^ Maxon & Ofcansky, p37
  3. ^ "Kenya Independent Group Gains: Mr. Blundell's Setback", The Times, 4 October 1956, p9, Issue 53653