The SNP took 56 of the 59 seats available in the General Election. They have over 100,000 members and in the General Election took 50% of the total vote.
The English Democrats are 13 years old having been founded by Robin Tillbrook who owns and banks rolls the Party, and it appears is its permanent leader.
Many have assumed wrongly that with the surge in support for the SNP marketed as nationalist, but pro –EU and immigration (so more Marxist) there would be a growth support for English Nationalism. The English Democrats have moved from being a pro-English parliament party to a stance of supporting English independence from the UK. Many of their members are republicans. Moreover, some of their members have also claimed that Muslims can be English. Yes, I find this rather odd too!
Not only does the English Democrats have rather odd and mixed up opinions they have achieved nothing in 13 years of party politics. The exception of Peter Davies gaining the major role in Doncaster (largely on his personal vote).
The English Democrats stood 107 candidates in the 2010 general election. (106 is the minimum number required to qualify for a Party Election Broadcast.) The EDs received 64,826 votes, or 0.3% of the vote in England, won only one deposit in Doncaster North with 5.2% and overall 0.2% of the vote in the United Kingdom.
In the 2015 General Election the English Democrats candidate figure dropped from 107 to 32 candidates. In the General Election 2015 they gained a total of 6,531 votes – a poor average of just 204 per candidate compared to 605 per candidate.
If the British Democrats were to fight the EDs (as they call themselves) we would beat them in 90% of contests. In fact several of our members spent brief periods in the EDs only to realise it doesn’t take party politics very seriously and it is run as a hobby.
Based on local government elections from May the party with the most electability is now clearly the British Democrats. Beyond UKIP all the rest of the so-called patriotic parties have shrunk electorally.
The English separatist movement is going backwards and hasn’t progressed at all electorally in 13 years. The anti-EU and immigration pro- British and UK union movement is still moving forward, though mainly through UKIP, but also with through the British Democrats.