People's National Party

The People's National Party (PNP) is a social-democratic[5][6][7] political party in Jamaica, founded in 1938 by independence campaigner Osmond Theodore Fairclough. It holds 14 of the 63 seats in the House of Representatives,[8] as 96 of the 227 local government divisions. The party is democratic socialist by constitution.[9]

People's National Party
LeaderMark Golding
PresidentMark Golding
ChairpersonHorace Dalley (Acting)
SecretaryDayton R. Campbell
FounderOsmond Theodore Fairclough
Founded1938
HeadquartersKingston, Jamaica
Youth wingPeople's National Party Youth Organization
IdeologySocial democracy
Democratic socialism
Republicanism[1]
Political positionCentre-left[2][3]
Regional affiliationCOPPPAL
West Indies Federal Labour Party (1957–1962)
International affiliationSocialist International (observer)[4]
House of Representatives
14 / 63
Senate
8 / 21
Local Government
96 / 227
Parish Councils
4 / 13
Website
pnp.org.jm

The PNP uses the hatted head, the rising sun, the fist, the trumpet and the colours orange, red and yellow as electoral symbols.[citation needed]

The party is a member of COPPPAL and a Socialist International observer.[4] From 1957 to 1962, the party was a member of the West Indies Federal Labour Party in the Federal Parliament of the West Indies Federation.