Dock Labour Party

The Dock Labour Party was a socialist political organisation which existed in the Dock ward in Belfast in the 1950s.[1] Along with the "Diamond Labour Party" and "O'Sullivan Labour Party", the Dock Labour Party was a faction separate to the Northern Ireland Labour Party, which was unionist.[2]

Shipbuilding in Belfast, 1944

Gerry Fitt was involved and stood as a candidate at one stage.[3]


  1. Weerawardhana, Chamindra (September 3, 2018). "'What is it about "fuck off" you don't understand?' The NILRC and politics of the Left in Northern Ireland". Labor History. 59 (5): 593–609. doi:10.1080/0023656X.2018.1467300. S2CID 158539328.
  2. The Irish Times (Saturday, September 26, 1953), page 1.
  3. Mullally, Una. "The day the SDLP was formed 'in the spirit of optimism'". The Irish Times.