New Nationalist Party (UK)
|New Nationalist Party|
|Headquarters||Birmingham, West Midlands|
|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.
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.
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 the party's policies included:
- Increasing spending on the National Health Service, and putting in safeguards to prevent "health tourism" in the future.
- Abolition of the "postcode lottery" in health care.
- Withdrawal from North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and withdrawal of British Forces Germany to areas of the United Kingdom that are in need of economic regeneration.
- Preservation of the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent.
- Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 and the establishment of fair trade links with Commonwealth of Nations countries.
- Imposition of a complete ban on immigration, and deportation of all illegal immigrants and foreign criminals residing in British jails.
- Outlawing affirmative action practices in the workplace.
- Increasing the basic state pension to an acceptable level.
- Britain's role as a G8 country will be one of a humanitarian nature, with the aim of ending Third World poverty, through positive G8 policies.
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.
- "BNP councillor is ousted by court". BBC News. 2006-07-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/5218434.stm. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- D, Williams, 'The Rest of the Right', Searchlight, May 2007, p.10
- 2007 election results in Birmingham.