"How can we say we are serving the Lord if we vote for political parties which - ignoring Christian values - are pursuing a Liberal-Atheist agenda?" So asked the National Party in their election literature prior to the 1997 general election. Set up by former European Parliament candidate and anti-divorce campaigner Nora Bennis, this party was one of three which sought to contest the 1997 election on a conservative Christian platform. Unlike the Christian Solidarity Party and Muintir na hÉireann, Bennis' party also targeted political corruption. The National Party urged people to "Vote Christian", its literature supplying voters with a list of "Christian viewpoint" candidates comprised of themselves, the CSP candidates and several independents.
Of the three parties, the National Party performed the best in the election, albeit still far from winning any seats.
2002 general election, the only National Party candidate was Bennis herself, with a reduced vote share of 1%.