Statement by EFP Chairman Mark Cotterill on the May 6th Elections

Against the background of the General election in which very minimal coverage was afforded by the media to the smaller political parties, one consequence was electoral outcomes for the SNP, Plaid Cymru, UKIP, and even the Lib Dems which were significantly less than indicated by prior opinion polls.

The small nationalist parties – including the BNP – all did badly, the English Democrats and National Front did very badly (in almost all the seats they contested).

However, I want to thank all our excellent candidates and everyone who helped with all the hard work that went into our campaign.

We have succeeded in moving our Party forward in a number of new areas – notably Stoke, Wigan and Pendle – and although we have yet to make the full breakthrough, I am now confident that it will come. We are a very new Party, still less than seven years old, but each time we make ourselves known to a voter we are leaving them with our ideas which are often a “slow burn” but, given time, more and more people are seeing the justice of our Cause, of England’s Cause!

It is always going to be a struggle to get fair coverage from the media and so standing in elections is by far the most effective way of getting our message out. Although we only had seven local election candidates standing – six up on last year! – and polled generally disappointing votes we have shown again in this election (as we always have) that we are England’s number one racial-nationalist party.

Finally, given the outcome of the General election, we were proved right not to take part in the inconclusive “Round One”, a campaign in which the media and party leaders avoided most of the key issues. However, we need to start preparing now for “Round Two”, which, I suspect will be within the next year but which could be much sooner!

If the British liberal-left/Zionist Establishment fails to deliver policies that benefit England, after all the hype of this election, our turn may yet come.

Mark Cotterill - England First PartyYours sincerely,

Mark Cotterill

Chairman – England First Party

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England First Party local council election results 2010

Mark Cotterill - England First PartyEFP Chairman Mark Cotterill polled 315 votes (12.5%) in the Ribbleton ward for the Preston City Council Elections.

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Elsewhere across the country, other England First Party candidates polled as follows:

Andrew Clayton: Oldham Borough Council, St James ward – 425 votes (10.5%)

Mark Leat: Stoke City Council, Longton North ward – 606 votes (10.3%)

David Geddes: Pendle Borough Council, Bradley ward – 279 votes (9.7%)

Kate Ward: Stoke City Council, Fenton ward – 236 votes (4.9%)

Ian Hague: Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Ince ward – 134 votes (3.2%)

Spencer Cartlidge: Stoke City Council, Weston & Meir North ward – 117 votes (2.3%)

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Mark Leat campaigning for England First Party local elections 2010Well done to all England First Party candidates who stood and also a big thank you to everybody who helped with their campaigns.

Elections 2010: England First Party fight for Stoke-on-Trent

THE STOKE SENTINEL, 14 April 2010: The British National Party will face an electoral threat from another party from the right at this year’s council elections. Parliamentary correspondent Joseph Watts finds out what the England First Party stand for…

Standing outside a corner shop in Fenton, Rob Giddings put his hand on his chin and tilted his head skywards with a thoughtful look.

“Who? England First you say? No, no. Definitely never heard of them before. What about you?” he said turning to his partner Sandra.

“Never,” said Sandra looking back and shaking her head.

After hearing a little bit about the England First Party and how members are attempting to win a seat on Stoke-on-Trent City Council at the elections on May 6, Mr Giddings felt better informed to give his opinion.

“I suppose they are a bit like the BNP and that party has done all right here, because they think about what local people want. That kind of thinking goes down well in a place like this,” he said.

“I might be persuaded to vote for the BNP and if these guys are like them then maybe I’d vote for them – but they sound pretty similar to be honest.”

So are they actually different? England First was set up in 2004 by Mark Cotterill who, like many members of his party, used to be in the BNP.

The party believes in English nationalism as opposed to British nationalism and wants a solely English Parliament set up at Westminster.

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