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2010 election: English Democrats launch campaign

Robin Tilbrook
Leader Robin Tilbrook says there is a need to protect English interests

The English Democrats will have more than 100 candidates in the general election, they have announced.

Launching the party's campaign, leader Robin Tilbrook promised to fight for "English interests".

The English Democrats are pushing for referendums on establishing a Parliament for England and for withdrawing from the European Union.

The party polled just over 250,000 votes at the European Parliament elections last June.

This put it seventh across England as a whole.

At the 2010 election campaign launch in Dartford, Kent, Mr Tilbrook said: "In England, we urgently need a moderate party to campaign for English interests; for referenda both on England coming out of the EU and also on establishing an English Parliament and government similar to the Scottish and Welsh ones.

"Importantly we also call for an end to English taxpayers subsidising unfair extra government spending in Scotland and Wales."

The election will be held on 6 May.

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