The New Millennium Party is an ostensibly technocratic and pro-business party in Georgeland which, broadly, believes in the development of science for human betterment and an end to government interference in the lives of citizenry and especially in business.
The NMP was founded in 1999 by Jordan Lovett, with the view to 'progressing into a new millennium'. At the second 1999 election, the NMP ran under the slogan "Beyond 2K" and received approximately 0.4% of the vote. This was doubled to 0.8% in 2001. After the 2001 election, having failed to win a Senate seat, Lovett resigned as party President and was replaced by Neal Walsh.
In 2002, in the lead up to the double-dissolution election, the NMP was polling at 2% nationally, with Senate candidates in Long Island and Bradmarch given an 'outside chance' at gaining election. However, in September, East Mainland Senate candidate, Thomas McShane, had links to organised crime through his family connections to Doubledance mob boss George DiMaggio. McShane stood down as a candidate and amid calls the party was a front for the Mafia, the NMP polled at 0.3% at the final count.
In September 2003, another Mafia figure, Harold Maroni, a mobster in Sergiocitta was shot dead in an assassination. Maroni had been due to testify at an enquiry by the Bradmarch legislature into the NMP's finances. Maroni had been linked to the NMP through McShane and his family.
The enquiry ruled in February 2004 that there was not enough evidence tying the NMP to organised crime. Party President Neal Walsh resigned to attempt to convince voters the NMP was 'back on track'. In order to purge corruption, the NMP executive was revamped, the finances re-organised and the membership procedures altered. The new party leader, Jack Morrell, announced the party would run at the 2005 election.
At the 2005 election, the NMP polled at 0.6% nationally, although it did poll at 1.5% in Bradmarch. Morrell remained as party leader and said the party would continue into the next election.
The New Millennium Party is difficult to classify on the left/right scale. The party claims to represent technocracy and direct democracy. They support the reduction of the cash economy and price system and introduction of 'energy credits', a left-wing, quasi-Communist view; on the other hand they support abolishing controls and taxes on business and industry, which is identified more with the political right. The NMP is strongly libertarian; they oppose the war on drugs and support civil liberties. They support abortion but however they are also opposed to strict gun control (a rare view in Georgeland).