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English Democrats: Robin Tilbrook on ex-BNP members

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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