The Country Liberals party was established in 1974, and four months later won 17 of the 19 seats available in the first Northern Territory Assembly election held October 19, 1974.
It is a political party unique to the Northern Territory and over the years has been responsible for significant achievements.
In 2001 after 27 years in government the Country Liberals lost the election and in 2005 parliamentary numbers dropped to all an all-time low. The election in 2008 saw a big swing back to the party with the launch of a swag of contemporary and comprehensive policies under leader Terry Mills.
The Federal Member for Solomon Natasha Griggs sits with the Liberal Party in the Federal House of Representatives, while Nigel will continue to sit with the Nationals.