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 and the London Region Elections.

The EDP and the London Region Elections.

London has never been a good area for the English Democrats. Despite it being the capital of England it has never warmed to the EDP, 2014 is even worse than normal!

True, they do have a full slate of eight candidates for the European Elections in the Region but only two of then actually live in London, the Lead Candidate hails from Somerset.

EDP Candidates for the European elections in London.

1) Jenny Knight
2) Matthew Roberts
3) Maggi Young
4) Graham Clipperton
5) Gary Butler
6) Nick Capp
7) Louise Dutton
8) Natalie Smith

It should cause some concern to a party that claims to be THE nationalist party for England that from a total population of well over eight millions the EDP is unable to find 8 people willing to declare themselves as candidates.

The election agent for London is Steve Uncles, he is also Lead candidate for the South East Region, where he lives. This is another case of EDP members having to do multiple role in order to make the party look bigger.

It may be a small point but, is Mrs Louise Uncles ‘commonly-known-as’ Louise Dutton? Or are the rules different for European Elections?

Local Elections

On the same day as the E U elections those for the London Boroughs are also being held, almost 2,000 seats on 32 councils.

Local Election candidate.
Sutton. Wallington South.. David Jeffreys.

These councils last had fully contested elections in 2010 when the EDP put up 20 candidates, this year the EDP have just one (1) candidate, in Sutton. This is the parties worse showing ever.

Bexley, 2010, 11….2014, 0.
Greenwich, 2010, 1….2014, 0.
Lambeth, 2010. 6….2014, 0.
Southwalk, 2010. 1 …..2014, 0.
Westminster, 2010. 1….2014, 0.
Sutton, 2010. 0…..2014, 1

There we have the ‘proof’ of Mr Tilbrook’s ‘growing party’;

2010 there were 20 EDP candidates in the London local elections.
2014 there is just 1 EDP candidate in the London local elections.

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.

Latest, Full Listing of EDP European Election Candidates.

There follows a list of the proposed EDP candidates for the European Elections in May.
The fact that the party seems to have found 60 people willing to put their names forward to be linked to the party may come as a surprise to some. That aside, what is noticeable is the number of ex-BNP members that have been included in order to reach this target.

The other indicator of a possible struggle to fill the slates is the fact that only in a minority of Regions are the lists composed of ‘local’ members resident in the Region. This is not required or a necessity but in most cases smaller parties that stand do manage to find the, relatively low number of, candidates from the Region.

It is though in the list of Agents that the full lack of organisational strength in depth in the English Regions can be seen.
The job of an agent, in an election where constituencies cover thousands of square miles, can be a full-time one if performed correctly and seriously. In the case of EDP agents, all of them are also candidates, some of them are listed as lead candidates, but very few of them are even agents for their own Region.

The two glaring examples of this lack of expertise, professionalism or even, one could say, of active members are;

Kevin Riddiough, Lead candidate for the North East but also agent for both the North West Region and the Yorkshire & Humber Region.
And,
Alan England, living in Yorkshire he is both the Lead candidate for South West England and agent for North East England. Giving just 50% attention to both would see him engaged in activities from Berwick to Gibraltar. That would be some ask from a fit person.

The list below is the EDP candidates as announced after the gathering in Dartford last Saturday. It may not be the final list of candidates as some may decide not to stand. Readers may notice that there are some changes from lists previously published by the EDP and reproduced on England Watch (E.W. forecast that there would be).

The EDP European Election candidate list as of 15th March 2014.

East Midlands

Agent: – Derek Hilling
1) Kevin Sills
2) David Wickham
3) Oliver Healey
4) John Dowell
5) David Haslett

East of England

Agent: – Charles Vickers
1) Robin Tilbrook
2) Charles Vickers
3) Stephen Goldspink
4) Maria Situmbeko
5) Bridget Cowan
6) Don Whitbread
7) Jeremy Moreton-Moss

London

Agent: – Steve Uncles
1) Jenny Knight
2) Matthew Roberts
3) Maggi Young
4) Graham Clipperton
5) Gary Butler
6) Nick Capp
7) Louise Dutton
8) Natalie Smith

North East England

Agent: – Alan England
1) Kevin Riddiough
2) Sam Kelly
3) John Lewis

North West England

Agent: – Kevin Riddiough
1) Stephen Morris
2) Paul Rimmer
3) Derek Bullock
4) Paul Whitelegg
5) Steve McEllenborough
6) Laurence Depares
7) Valerie Morris
8) Anthony Backhouse

South East England

Agent: – Steve Clegg
1) Steve Uncles
2) Julia Gasper
3) Amanda Hopwood
4) Simone Clark
5) Steve Clegg
6) Milly Uncles
7) Mike Russell
8) Mike Tibby
9) Doreen Dye
10) William James

South West England

Agent: – Stephen Wright
1) Alan England
2) Mike Blundell
3)) Clive Lavelle
4) Barbara Wright
5) Stephen Wright
6) Ray Carr

West Midlands

Agent: – Kevin Sills
1) Derek Hilling
2) David Lane
3) Fred Bishop
4) Steve Paxton
5) Chris Newey
6) Charles Hayward
7) Margaret Stoll

Yorkshire and the Humber

Agent: – Kevin Riddiough
1) Chris Beverley
2) David Wildgoose
3) Ian Sutton
4) Colin Porter
5) Tom Redmond
6) David Allen

A fuller analysis of each Region will be published after nominations close in April.

Is it EDP R.I.P in Kent?

England Watch asks this question in all seriousness.

In the 2013 County Council elections in Kent last year the EDP managed to get 24 names on ballot papers, unfortunately for the party, and even more so for Mr Uncles who is now in the middle of a court case, not all of them actually existed.
This May the EDP intends to field ten candidates in the South East Regional List for the E.U. elections.

Before these elections there are two other elections taking place in Kent, in fact they are in the former EDP stronghold of Dartford, home of said Mr Uncles. One may expect that the EDP would stand in these local elections as part of its preparation for the E.U show a few weeks later.

One of the most frequently pushed accusations by the party is that it is deliberately ignored by the Media! Surely therefore it is even more important to fight as many of these local elections as possible to counteract this and to show the party name in as positive light as possible?

Could this failure to stand in these two elections be put down to a cock-up or to human error? It would seem not.

Since the electoral disaster of last May there have been ten local council by-elections held in Kent, four of them in Dartford, yet the EDP has failed to stand a candidate in a single one of them.

In a way it is understandable that no one has stood, with the continuing repercussions of last May and the on-going court-case it would be a very foolhardy individual that would risk the inevitable, ‘guilt by association’ label that could be attached to them.

The EDP are still highlighting the fact that they won the Mayoralty in Doncaster in 2009 but that seems a long, long time ago now.

A lot of good people have left the party since then and a lot of bad decisions have been made by those in charge!

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.

EDP By-election Result 6th February 2014.

EDP By-election result 6th February 2014.

Sheffield MBC

Arbourthorne ward.

Mike DRABBLE….LAB….1,398….52.2%
Bob SHERIDAN….UKIP….482….18.0%
Peter SMITH….CON….213….8.0%
Alan MUNRO….TUSC….204….7.6%
Susan ROSS….Lib Dem….161….6.0%
Jennyfer BARNARD….GRN….143….5.3%
David WILDGOOSE….EDP….75….2.8%

The EDP and the candidate have stood in Sheffield before but neither have stood in this ward.