Nationalist/Populist results at 2019 election

Most British racial nationalists stood aside from the 2019 General Election, recognising that this would be fought mainly over the Brexit issue. There were no candidates from the National Front, British Democratic Party or For Britain Movement.

Those BNP activists who still want to see a campaigning political party backed David Furness’s doomed challenge for the leadership.

David Furness was the sole BNP candidate, obtaining meagre reward for his energetic campaign in Hornchurch & Upminster, despite having no competition here from the Brexit Party or UKIP. Mr Furness finished fifth of five candidates with 510 votes (0.9%). Pro-Brexit voters here rallied behind the Conservative candidate Julia Lopez, re-elected with 65.8% of the vote.

The English Democrats had five candidates, three of whom had no Brexit Party or UKIP opponents, but like Mr Furness were overshadowed by the Conservative appeal to Brexiteers:
Graham Moore, Bexleyheath & Crayford, 520 votes (1.2%), the best nationalist-populist vote this year outside Brexit/UKIP ranks;
party leader Robin Tilbrook, Brentwood & Ongar, 532 votes (1.0%);
eccentric anti-Islam activist Amy Dalla Mura, Broxtowe, 432 votes (0.8%).

Outgoing Speaker John Bercow’s seat in Buckingham was retained by the new Tory candidate, with both the Brexit Party’s Andrew Bell (2.0%) and the EDs’ Antonio Vitiello (0.3%) pushed to the margins. In Doncaster North (once an English Democrat stronghold) ED candidate Frank Calladine with 0.8% was way behind the Brexit Party’s Andy Stewart, whose 20.4% was still only enough for third place.

Dave Harding of the Veterans & People’s Party

Dave Harding of the Veterans and People’s Party took 631 votes (1.5%) in Great Yarmouth; while his party colleague Mark Tunnicliff in Linlithgow & Falkirk East managed 588 votes (1.0%).

Former NF and ED candidate Gary Butler polled 369 votes (0.7%) as an independent candidate in Faversham & Mid Kent; while former BNP candidate Dr Andrew Emerson polled 109 votes (0.2%) for his Patria party in Chichester. Former UKIP leader Henry Bolton, whose splinter party Our Nation was deregistered earlier this year, polled 576 votes (1.0%) as an independent in Folkestone & Hythe.

The remnants of UKIP managed only 44 candidates nationwide, and even when not splitting the vote against Brexit Party candidates, their results were unimpressive. Mixed-race London Assembly member David Kurten saw the UKIP vote halved in Bognor Regis & Littlehampton, polling just 1.7%, down from 3.7% in 2017.

Fiona Mills won UKIP’s best vote this year

Even when not facing Brexit Party opponents, UKIP candidates typically lost half or more of their already poor 2017 votes. The party has paid a high price for its internal divisions and its on-off alliances with fringe anti-Islam campaigners, including online cranks. Only two UKIP candidates managed to poll 2% or more this year: their best result was in Carlisle, where Fiona Mills polled 1,045 votes (2.4%).

Former UKIP county councillor Helena Windsor, standing as an independent in Surrey East, managed 1,374 votes (2.3%).

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