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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 properly and fully 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. In the 2017 Greater Manchester Mayoral election we came 5th beating UKIP and beat the Greens in all but 2 boroughs. In the 2018 South Yorkshire Mayoral election we had 14,547 votes and saved our deposit and with a minimal campaign budget achieving 12.8% of the First Preference votes in Doncaster. In the 2021 Police Commissioner election in Essex we got 42,831 (10%) First Preference votes, plus probably the same again Second Preference votes for by far the lowest campaign spending of all the candidates.

One Rule for Them?

How come Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have their own parliaments while England alone is ruled from Westminster?

Scottish, Welsh and Irish MPs are allowed to vote on all matters concerning England, yet we have no say in their internal affairs. This could be why England is subsidising Scotland at over £2,000 per person per year. English people have to pay £9.34 for a doctor’s prescription, while in the rest of the UK it’s free. English students pay for their university fees in full, up to £70,000 per student while the other countries’ students pay nothing at all. Where is the fairness in this? We need our own English Parliament.

We also need a proper national identity not just sports teams - a national day, an anthem and we should be celebrating our 1100th anniversary on July 12th 2025, that being the date King Aethelstan signed England into existence in 925 AD.

They call us ‘The Teds’

The English Democrats. We are democratic. We put people first. We want to regulate and hold back the giant corporations that run the world in their own interests. We want a strong justice system, we are open to controlled immigration and we want to steer clear of disastrous foreign wars.

We have an inclusive vision of Englishness. If someone behaves like us, supports our values, and earns our trust, they can be English.

We must stand as one people, and stop the media and puppet politicians going along with the corporate programme of war and the cultural destruction of our way of life.

The English Democrats are funded entirely by private contributions and memberships, by people who care. You too can join us, or donate, and help make England once again a democratic and peaceable country to be proud of, a country which recognises itself, a country with moral strength and a secure future. With your help, we can turn back the tide of erosion - of our economy, our communities, and our families.