Natural Law Party

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The Natural Law Party (NLP) was a minor British political party, perhaps the most unusual to stand in Shetland, let alone the UK.

They espoused the philosophy of Transcedental Meditation, founded by controversial Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and were well known for their eccentric antics such as yogic flying (bouncing up and down on a long mat cross legged)<ref>Youtube video of yogic "flying", which is not flying at all</ref>. George Harrison of the Beatles was a prominent supporter, and provided much funding. It is no longer registered as a political party.<ref>NLP - LATEST NEWS Quote: "Please note that the Natural Law Party is no longer registered as a political party in the UK - see press statement below. However, the leaders, candidates, and supporters of the Natural Law Party are now active implementing directly the programmes and policies of the Natural Law Party."</ref>

John Aberdein was associated with the Natural Law Party at one point.

Results

C. Wharton stood for the NLP twice in Orkney and Shetland. In 1997, the NLP successfully increased their vote by 0.86% (one vote), and managed to beat another candidate.

Every Natural Law Party candidate in the UK lost their deposits.<ref>Results of Byelections to the 52nd United Kingdom Parliament</ref>

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