Liberal Socialist Party
Parti Liberal Sosialis
Established: 5 February 1956
Registered: 24 May 1961
Dissolved: 10 September 1963
Symbol: Torch & hand
A merger of two once-largest parties, PP and DP, to consolidate their position after poor electoral showings and rival the ruling LF coalition. Although the largest party then, its political fortunes remained pessimistic. Later, a group of members left and together with several others from LF established SPA. After the 1959 General Election, more crossed over to SPA. Before the 1963 GE, it was dissolved by the remnants, led by Mrs Felice Leon-Soh, some who stood as independent candidates.