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Thursday, 27 October 2016


Here is our press release:-


The English Democrats are pleased to announce that our candidate, Therese Hirst, came second in Batley and Spen which is a constituency where the English Democrats have never previously stood. Despite this we easily beat the BNP which had previously stood on many occasions and even once had two councillors in the constituency.

By contrast Labour had hundreds of activists canvassing and campaigning for weeks. They pulled in many of their high profile figures, including Jeremy Corbyn. They even had their Scottish Leader, Kezia Dugdale, come down from Glasgow with a coach load of activists! Labour also spent up to the maximum permitted by-election spend of £100,000, paying up to £5.71 per vote! Even so they had a dramatically reduced vote, despite also their established brand and their longstanding political dominance in Kirklees.

Robin Tilbrook, the Chairman of the English Democrats said:- “I heartily congratulate Therese Hirst on the campaign and on her coming second in the Batley and Spen by-election. It often seemed that the media were resolutely hostile to the English Democrats and to the English Cause, but Therese rose magnificently to the occasion. I was also very pleased that Therese’s response to the election results was to mimic Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous film comment of “I’ll be back!”

I am looking forward to seeing whether we can beat Labour next time in the General Election when the boundary changes reduce their incumbency advantage and also when their spending is limited to the General Election’s £10,000 maximum!”

Robin Tilbrook


The English Democrats

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Key facts about the English Democrats

The English Democrats launched in 2002 and are the only campaigning English nationalist Party. We campaign for a referendum for Independence for England; for St George’s Day to be England’s National holiday; for Jerusalem to be England’s National Anthem; to leave the EU; for an end to mass immigration; for the Cross of St George to be flown on all public buildings in England; and we supported a YES vote for Scottish Independence.

The English Democrats are England’s answer to the Scottish National Party and to Plaid Cymru. The English Democrats’ greatest electoral successes to date include:- in the 2004 EU election we had 130,056 votes; winning the Directly Elected Executive Mayoralty of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in 2009 and also the 2012 mayoralty referendum; in the 2009 EU election we gained 279,801 votes after a total EU campaign spend of less than £25,000; we won the 2012 referendum which gave Salford City an Elected Mayor; in 2012 we also saved all our deposits in the Police Commissioner elections and came second in South Yorkshire; and in the 2014 EU election we had 126,024 votes for a total campaign spend of about £40,000 (giving the English Democrats by far the most cost efficient electoral result of any serious Party in the UK!). In the 2015 General Election we had the 8th largest contingent of candidates in England. In the October 2016 Batley & Spen, Westminster parliamentary, By-election we came second and easily beat all three British national parties.


  1. Well done Therese Hurst. She even has a local surname. I expect that Ms Stubley is incandescent. Make sure that she is told that we and other native peoples of Europe are no different from her beloved Palestinians, Robin.

    A body that has accurately predicted every US president for more than a century is predicting a Trump win. At last we have somebody brave enough to take on the self-serving elites. I think it was Putin in Sochi who has just said that globalisation is collapsing - thank God. Tell it to the Lib Dems who think that if they win in Surrey then it gives them carte blanche to reverse Brexit and Blair is talking about a second referendum. Hopefully, he will still be prattling on when he is behind bars for war crimes in Iraq, along with the Clintons and Cameron for war crimes in Libya.

    A former Lebanese pm has just said that all the troubles of the Middle East could be solved by a solution to the Israel/Palestine problem. But that is the last thing that Israel wants. Indeed, Hillary is doing regime change in Syria for them to stop the arming of Hezbullah and thousands are dying. It has been said that the "West's" ME policy is purely Zionist. I hope that Ms Stubley might agree with us on that one!

    I watched a repeat of the Cross Talk on Syria the other evening on RT. Ex-CIA Ray McGovern said that Israel was the elephant in the room. And then there is unwanted NATO who carry on with Russophobia purely to sell arms and justify their own existence. They have just fabricated a story about the Russians refuelling in North Africa when they never ever wanted to.

    But most poignant was Earl Rasmussen of the American-based Eurasia Center. He said that if we worked with Russia we could have world peace, eradicate terrorism and the migrants and refugees could return home to live in peace and prosperity if we helped them in their own lands.

    But this is the last thing that Hillary and her psychopathic chums, like the chicken hawk Ash Carter want. They want world hegemony and perpetual war to make them rich. Hopefully, Donald will be their nemesis and we can await the coming of the Kingdom of God or the Age of Aquarius when we stop fighting wars for the enrichment of the greedy few.

  2. A paltry 25% of the electorate turned out to vote. The other 75% were, presumably, Conservative and Liberal supporters and those who never vote. It seems that those Conservatives and Liberals would rather have a Labour M.P. than an English Democrat M.P.

    1. Clive, Its difficult to 'presume' anything without some evidence.
      Maybe 75% did not want to be emotionally blackmailed. Maybe they were protesting against political system or the political class. None of the above! Who knows! 'Conservatives and Liberals' are not gonna vote "far right"
      Along way from a breakthrough. We must get credibility in our communities. That means continuous campaigning all year round. There has to be co-operation and common ground in the nationalist and patriot groups/orgs We have to be bold and attack the political status-quo. We should not seek to join it. Break the rules, their rules! Look at the success of Donald Trump.
      Recruitment is key. Look at Momentum. Our enemy 100,000 strong, foot soldiers, activists. Look and learn my friends.


    2. It's a sad fact that in many parts of England even now you could pin a red rosette to a donkey and the people would still vote for it (I live in a safe Labour seat myself so I know how that works).

      It will take time for the English Democrats to make headway, especially with the mainstream media so keen to ignore them.

    3. Correction to my post 31 October @00:40
      Labour party are claiming '500,000 members' In addition Momentum claim '20,000 full members' and '170,000 supporters'


    4. Media hostility is a given. Social media gives us first class oportunity to reach a new support base. We can all start a blog or Twitter account.Combined with community activity we can begin to make headway.
      The key is unity. Can we find a way to work with other groups, orgs? How welcoming are we to non-aligned supporters? Post Brexit should be a springboard. We need to step-up our activity to capitalise on the widespread loathing for the political establishment and its institutions.