Christian Solidarity Party

The Christian Solidarity Party (Irish: Comhar Críostaí) is a registered political party in the Republic of Ireland. It has no representation at local or national level. Founded in 1991 as the Christian Principles Party, it stood candidates in the 1991 local elections. It was reformed as the Christian Centrist Party and ran candidates in the 1992 general election receiving 0.2% of first preference votes. It was renamed in 1994 to incorporate the word "Solidarity" following a mutual pledge of support between the party and the conservative advocacy group, Family Solidarity. It contested its first election in the Cork South–Central by-election, 1994 - Catherine Kelly received 1,704 (4.0%) of the first preference vote. The CSP took part in the 1997 general election and has contested each General Election, and a number of other by-elections since then. It has also fielded candidates in Local and European Parliament elections since its foundation.

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