New Nationalist Party (UK)

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New Nationalist Party
Leader Sharon Ebanks
Founded 2006
Dissolved 2007
Headquarters Birmingham, West Midlands
Ideology Euroscepticism, Nationalism
Official colours Black and White

The New Nationalist Party was a small nationalist political party founded by former members of the British National Party (BNP) in 2006. It was based in the West Midlands and its most prominent member was the former BNP member Sharon Ebanks, who earlier in 2006 was briefly a councillor in the Kingstanding ward in Birmingham before being forced to resign when it was shown that she had been awarded it due to counting irregularities despite losing the election.[1][2]

Unlike the BNP, which now generally tends to be hostile towards Islamism, the NNP stated that it was less critical of external influences, and that it concentrated more on local, community based politics. The party was also involved with a campaign to combat drug dealers in schools in Birmingham.

The party, which used the slogan "Neither Left nor Right, but British", was registered with the Electoral Commission on 11 December 2006.[3]


Unlike an earlier breakaway, the England First Party, which supports English nationalism, the NNP remained supportive of British nationalism, although it campaigned to make St George's Day a national holiday.

According to the NNP website[4] the party's policies included:

Party Officers

The New Nationalist Party held its inaugural meeting in January 2007 in the West Midlands and appointed members as Party Officers:

  • Chairman: Sharon Ebanks
  • Deputy Chairman: Dave Cheetham
  • Treasurer: Keith Axon
  • Nominating Officer: Matthew Benton
  • Party Legal Officer: Tom Simpson
  • National Fundraiser: Maureen Davies
  • Website Editor: David Williams

The NNP did not have any elected councillors or Members of Parliament, nor did it inherit any councillors who previously belonged to the BNP.

Electoral activity

The NNP's first foray into electoral politics came at the 2007 local elections with the party standing four candidates in Birmingham and one each on North Tyneside and Teesside.[5]

It obtained 357 votes across Birmingham and only 59 votes in Whitley Bay ward, North Tyneside.[6]


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