The EDP are claiming a total of 25 candidates in Kent, one more than four years ago, though the two in Canterbury Herne Bay are New England candidates.
The New England Party was formed in 2003 by Mike Tibby and had two councillors when it merged with the EDP in 2007.
The two candidates in the Herne Bay Division are Mike Tibby and Nathan King, both are/were office holders in the EDP.
A link to a short history of the NEP can be found here,
Please note the final paragraph of the article.