Robin Tilbrook

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Robin Tillbrook
Chairman of the English Democrats
Assumed office
2002 - present
Personal details
Political party English Democrats
(2002 - present)
Conservative Party
(prior to 1997)

Robin Tilbrook (born 1958) is a solicitor and English politician, the chairman and a founder member of the English Democrats, a political party that advocates English independence.[1]

Early life

Tilbrook was born in Kuala Lumpur, Federation of Malaya, in 1958.[2] He was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire,[3] gained a BA (Hons) in Politics and Economics from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and then studied at The College of Law, Chester.[citation needed]

He was a Coldstream Guardsman, and has worked in a factory, in junior management, and as a teacher at primary and secondary level.[citation needed] He is a solicitor[4] in Willingale, Essex.[5]

On 27 September 2011, he was awarded Honorary Freedom of the City of London.[6]

Politics

He was a member of the Conservative Student Association and a member of the Conservative Party,[5] at one time a Conservative candidate for Ongar Town council.[citation needed] He co-founded the English National Party in 1997,[2] and then helped to relaunch the party as the English Democrats in 2002 to campaign for an English Parliament.[7] He is also the leader and nominating officer.[8] He has stood as a candidate for the English Democrats in local, parliamentary[5] and European elections. Standing in Epping Forest, he received 1.4% of the vote in the 2005 general election, 4.4% at 2005 Essex County Council election,[9] 18.2% in the 2007 Epping Forest District Council election,[10] and 11.3% in the 2009 County Council election.[11] He gained 2.01% of the vote as the lead candidate for the East of England region in the 2009 European election.[12] He says of the English Democrats that "We're hoping to do what the Scottish National Party managed to do in the 1970s and break through to being able to influence what happens in Parliament about England".[13] Tilbrook says "his party agitates for anyone living in England. His notion of Englishness is akin to American notions of "Americanness" – that you can be from any ethnic background and still wrap yourself in the flag."[14] He has criticised spending on St. Patrick's Day in London when he says too little is spent on St. George's Day.[14] He argues that the money given by the UK to the EU is given to other parts of the country at the expense of England, which makes his party Eurosceptic.[15]

Personal life

He is the son of Brigadier Thomas William Tilbrook (deceased) (Queen's Royal Irish Hussars) and Jacqueline Tilbrook (née Mackillican).[citation needed] He is a member of the Church of England, and is married with two daughters and a son.[2]

Elections contested

General elections

Date of election Constituency Party Votes  %
2005 Epping Forest English Democrats 631 1.4[16]
2010 Brentwood & Ongar English Democrats 491 1.0[17]
2015 Brentwood & Ongar English Democrats 173 0.3[18]

See also

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "National Executive Officers". The English Democrats. Retrieved 7 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Our team". English Democrats. Retrieved 7 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Press Association (28 November 2005). "Landlord loses St George's Day battle". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Tobin, Edmund (10 June 2009). "ONGAR: English Democrats leader hails election success". East London and West Essex Guardian. Retrieved 6 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. http://www.voteenglish.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=350%3Arobin-tilbrook-made-freeman-of-the-city&catid=36%3Alatest-topics&Itemid=621
  7. Sparrow, Andrew (18 September 2002). "New party seeks English parliament". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "English Democrats Party". Register of political parties. The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Parliamentary and County Council Elections". Epping Forest District Council. 2005. Retrieved 7 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "District Election Results 3 May 2007". Epping Forest District Council. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 7 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Tobin, Edmund (5 June 2009). "EPPING FOREST: Live election results". East London and West Essex Guardian. Retrieved 7 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "European elections 2009: Eastern region". Daily Telegraph. June 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
    - Wheeler, Brian (20 May 2009). "Democrats 'putting England first'". BBC News. Retrieved 6 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "English Democrats eye 120 seats". BBC News. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
    - "Democrats want to be 'English SNP'". Daily Politics. BBC News. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. 14.0 14.1 Rice-Oxley, Mark (30 June 2006). "In a 'green and pleasant land,' English nationalism stirs". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 6 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "English 'lose out to rest of UK'". BBC News. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. Politics resources: UK General Election results May 2005 and Election Candidates
  17. BBC News Election 2010 results and The Guardian: "How Britain voted" supplement, 8 May 2010
  18. BBC News Election 2015 Brentwood & Ongar

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