Robin Tilbrook
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'One in ten' English Democrats are ex-BNP

English nationality is an issue rising up the political agenda, the leader of the English Democrats has said.

English nationality is an issue rising up the political agenda, the leader of the English Democrats has said.

Robin Tilbrook said about 200-300 of the party's 3,000 members had moved over from the BNP, seeking to join a "moderate sensible party".

He said it was "grown up politics" for people to change their minds and switch parties, and said the English Democrats had put up non-white candidates.

Mr Tilbrook said his party was the only one to campaign to make St George's Day a bank holiday as he debated with Conservative Faith and Communities Minister Baroness Warsi ahead of local elections in many English counties and two mayoral contests on 2 May.

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