About The Country Liberal Party
The Country Liberal Party of the Northern Territory (CLP) is a political party founded in the Northern Territory by Northern Territorians and dedicated to the advancement of the Northern Territory.
We are led by Country Liberal Leader, Lia Finocchiaro MLA and Country Liberal Deputy Leader, Gerard Maley MLA.
The Party played a major role in the constitutional, economic and social development of the Northern Territory governing from the moment the Territory achieved self-governance in 1978 to 2001.
The Country Liberal Party was re-elected to Government in mid 2012, serving in this capacity until mid 2016.
When the CLP was formed in 1974 it retained its affiliation with the Country Party and in 1979, the Country Liberal Party formally associated with both the National Party of Australia and Liberal Party of Australia. These associations remain to this day.