The EDP and the Elections in the South West Region.

The EDP and the Elections in the South West Region.

Apart from Bristol and Wiltshire the South West has never been a good area for the English Democrats and in recent years, since the Branch in Wiltshire resigned on-mass, it has struggled to find candidates.

The EDP again have a full slate of six candidates for the European Elections in the Region, though the Lead candidate actually lives in North Yorkshire and is also the Election Agent for the EDP in the North East From Gibraltar to Berwick with a comfort stop in Hambleton.

The candidates for the E. U. election 2014 are;
1) Alan England.
2) Michael Blundell.
3) Clive Lavelle.
4) Barbara Wright.
5) Stephen Wright.
6) Raymond Carr.

Local Elections in the South West.

On the same day as the E U elections there are a number of local authorities in the region holding elections. One of these is Bristol, in the past it has been quite a fertile city for the party.

In 2008 the EDP fielded 1 candidate in Bristol.
In 2009 the EDP fielded 5 candidates in Bristol.
In 2010 the EDP fielded 6 candidates in Bristol.
In 2011 the EDP fielded 7 candidates in Bristol.

In 2014 the EDP seem unable to field any candidates in Bristol.

This last fact is rather telling on the commitment to the EDP of the European Election candidates listed above.

The Lead candidate, Alan England, is ineligible as he lives hundreds of miles away, but of the other 5 candidates, 4 of them have stood as EDP candidates in Bristol in the past and at least 2 of them still live in the city and so, if they wanted to show added support to the EDP, could have raised the profile of the party by standing for election in the local elections, they are not.

In fact there are no EDP local election candidates standing in any of the local authority elections in the whole of the 6 historic counties in the South West.

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All EDP Election Candidates in the South East Region.

The EDP in all Elections in the South East Region.

The South East has long been the heartland of the EDP, not any longer! True the EDP has managed to find the full slate of, 10, European election candidates from within the region but the local elections being held on the same day are a different story.
Steven Uncles is the EDP Chairman for the South East and the fact that he is in the middle of a court case regarding Electoral fraud may have had some influence on his inability to persuade members to stand in the local elections this month.

The South East Region covers nine counties and there are about 20+ councils with elections, in total about 500 council seats up for grabs. Chairman Mr Uncles, who is also the EDPs National Elections Director, (honest, no joke) has managed to put a total of one (1) candidate into the field, a former BNP member,in Maidstone.

EDP Candidates for the European elections in the South East.
Steve Uncles,
Julia Gasper,
Amanda Hopwood,
Simone Clark,
Steve Clegg,
Milly Uncles,
Mike Russell,
Mike Tibby,
Doreen Dye,
William James

Is this the same Simone Clark who as a BNP member was engaged to a top-ranking BNP member?

Local Elections.

Full list of Local election candidate in the South East.

Maidstone BC. Shepway North. Gary Butler.

From the list below it is clear how the EDP has almost totally vanished from the South East since these seats were last fought in 2010.

Fareham. 2010..1….2014..0
Gosport.2010..3….2014..0
Havant..2010..2….2014..0
Portsmouth..2010..9….2014..0
Stevenage..2010..1….2014..0

Maidstone..2010..0….2014..1

From 16 candidates in 2010 down to just 1 in 2014.
Mr Tilbrook still claims that the party is growing.

The EDP in the North East Region.

The EDP in the North East Region.
The North East has always been THE worst area in the whole of England for the English Democrats. It has been describes as barren, though sterile may be a better word. That fact is made glaringly obvious by the elections this month.

True, they do have a full slate of three candidates for the European Elections;
1) Kevin Riddiough
2) Sam Kelly
3) John Lewis

Though tellingly none of these actually live in the region but are all from South Yorkshire.

Alan England is the election agent for the region; he also lives out of area, but a little nearer, residing in North Yorkshire.

As an example of how much the shrinking EDP has to stretch its resources in order to give the impression of a ‘national party one need look no further than this region.

In addition to being election agent for the North East, Alan England is also the EDPs lead candidate for the South West Region.

Kevin Riddiough is an even better example;
Election agent for the North West Region.
Election agent for Yorkshire and the Humber Region.
Lead candidate for the North East Region.
Candidate in the council elections in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

In the North East there are also local elections being held on the same day for a number of councils in the area.
The last time that these seats were contested was 2010, the EDP fielded just the one candidate, in 2014 they are unable to field any!

North Tyneside, 2010, 1. …2014, 0.

As will be seen from the rest of the articles England Watch will be posting for the Regions the EDP is far from being a ‘national’ party and in fact has but a few dozen active members.

English Democrats E.U. List update.

Third, (March), Update of English Democrat Party E.U. Election Candidates!

As the European Union elections begin to creep over the horizon England Watch will be presenting updates of the who and where EDP candidates are standing.

We will also be on the look-out for any other English nationalist candidates, but with a near-guaranteed loss of £5,000 per region we are not expecting any.

These are the candidates that had been announced by 1st March 2014. It is understood that not all have been ratified as yet. A full(er) list is expected after the EDP meeting on 15th March.

East of England
There are 7 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 7 candidates.
1/ Robin Tilbrook.

East Midlands.
There are 5 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 5 candidates.
1/ Kevin Sills.

London.
There are 8 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 8 candidates.
1/ Jenny Knight.

North East England.
There are 3 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 3 candidates.
1/ Kevin Riddiough.

North West England.
There are 8 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 8 candidates.
1/ Stephen Morris.
2/ Paul Rimmer.

South East England.
There are 10 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 10 candidates.
1/ Steve Uncles.
2/ Julia Gasper.
3/ Amanda Hopwood.
4/ Steve Clegg.
5/ Simone Clarke.
6/ Milly Uncles.
7/ Mike Russell.
8/ Mike Tibby.
9/ Robert Sulley.
10/ David Knight.

South West England.
There are 6 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 6 candidates.
1/ Alan England
2/ Mike Blundell
3/Clive Lavelle
4/ John Walker-Scott
5/Stephen Wright
6/ Ray Carr.

West Midlands.
There are 8 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 7 candidates*.
1/ Derek Hilling.

Yorkshire and the Humber.
There are 6 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 6 candidates.
1/ Christopher Beverley.

As we draw closer to the close of nominations in April 2014 more candidates will be added but some existing ones may be removed.

* In the 2009 elections there were only 7 seats in the West Midlands Region, an 8th was added in 2011.

Will the EDP have a full list of E P candidates in the S.W?

E.D.P. South West Party List for the European Parliamentary elections on 22nd May 2014.

“2014 EU Elections – English Democrats Proposed Party List
(Subject to National Council Approval)

South West England

1/ Alan England
2/ Mike Blundell
3/Clive Lavelle
4/ John Walker-Scott
5/Stephen Wright
6/ Ray Carr”

The Lead candidate in the South West is Alan England, until recently a Parish councillor in his home county of North Yorkshire it is his first time as a candidate for the E U elections. He has stood for election at local level in North Yorkshire and as an EDP candidate for the Welsh Assembly. The last time that he stood as an EDP candidate was in 2007.

Second place candidate is Michael Blundell, the South West is his home region. In the 2004 E.U. elections he was an EDP candidate in the East of England. He has been a candidate for the party at local and Parliamentary level in the S.W. as well as in the Welsh Assembly elections. The last time he stood as an EDP candidate was 2011.

At third place is Clive Lavelle. It seems that this will be his first outing as an EDP candidate.

Fourth on the list is John Walker-Scott. It seems that this will also be his baptism as an EDP candidate.

Fifth is Stephen Wright. Another local in the South West. He was number four on the EDP list in 2009, he has also been a parliamentary candidate as well as standing in local elections, he last stood as an EDP candidate in May 2013.

In the sixth slot is Raymond Carr. He was in fifth position in the 2009 list. Carr, a resident of the South West, has also been a parliamentary candidate as well as standing in local elections, he last stood as an EDP candidate in May 2011.

As the original says, the list is subject to approval from the EDP National Council.

English Democrats London Candidate! Still no show!

We stated last month that England Watch would offer up a monthly update on the EDP candidates for the EU elections next May. The story so far!

In May this year Steve Uncles changed the name of one of his sites to inform us that he was a prospective EU candidate for the 2014 elections. Was there any form of selection process for his candidature or was a case of ‘self-selection’?

That matter aside, throughout the summer the EDP was informing anyone reading its sites that the nine ‘lead’ candidates would be announced at the party conference in September, only seven were forthcoming. The two not included in the list were London and the South East. The latter was quite surprising as Steve Uncles was publicising his candidacy for the South East and had been for four months.

In a statement the EDP informed its readers that the remaining two candidates would be announced after the National Council meeting in October. That meeting came and went with no names being given, though there was a notice that all would be revealed on the 1st of November.

That was a week ago and it seems that the EDP are still having problems finding someone willing to stand, and maybe fund the deposit, in London.

So, the candidates as we know them thus far are;

East of England
There are 7 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 7 candidates.
1. Robin Tilbrook.

East Midlands.
There are 5 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 5 candidates.
1. Kevin Sills.

London.
There are 8 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 8 candidates.
1. T.B.A.

North East England.
There are 3 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 3 candidates.
1. Kevin Riddiough.

North West England.
There are 8 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 8 candidates.
1. Stephen Morris.
2. Paul Rimmer.

South East England.
There are 10 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 10 candidates.
1. Steven Uncles.
2. Nathan King. (He has been named as a candidate but not for which region; therefore he has been placed in his ‘home’ region.)

South West England.
There are 6 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 6 candidates.
1. Alan England.

West Midlands.
There are 8 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 7 candidates*.
1. Derek Hilling.

Yorkshire and the Humber.
There are 6 seats available; in the 2009 election the EDP stood 6 candidates.
1. Christopher Beverley.

As we draw closer to the close of nominations in April 2014 more candidates will be added but some existing ones may be removed.

* In the 2009 elections there were only 7 seats in the West Midlands Region, an 8th was added in 2011.

If anyone knows of any errors in this post England Watch is happy to rectify them.

First Update of English Democrat Party E.U. Election Candidates!

As the European Union elections begin to creep over the horizon England Watch will be presenting a monthly update of the who and where EDP candidates are standing.

We will also be on the look-out for any other English nationalist candidates, but with a near-guaranteed loss of £5,000 per region we are not expecting any.

These are the candidates that had been announced by 1st October 2013.

East of England
There are 7 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 7 candidates.
1. Robin Tilbrook.

East Midlands.
There are 5 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 5 candidates.
1. Kevin Sills.

London.
There are 8 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 8 candidates.
1. T.B.A.

North East England.
There are 3 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 3 candidates.
1. Kevin Riddiough.

North West England.
There are 8 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 8 candidates.
1. Stephen Morris.
2. Paul Rimmer.

South East England.
There are 10 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 10 candidates.
1. T.B.A.

South West England.
There are 6 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 6 candidates.
1. Alan England.

West Midlands.
There are 8 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 7 candidates*.
1. Derek Hilling.

Yorkshire and the Humber.
There are 6 seats available, in the 2009 election the EDP stood 6 candidates.
1. Christopher Beverley.

As we draw closer to the close of nominations in April 2014 more candidates will be added but some existing ones may be removed.

* In the 2009 elections there were only 7 seats in the West Midlands Region, an 8th was added in 2011.