Sunday, 17 May 2015

The UK Election smaller parties results

The long awaited smaller party results are in.  SWPE backed the Populist Alliance in London, but due to unforeseen difficulties, the Populist Alliance were not able to place any candidates in the General Election.  This is unfortunate, but it was the best choice to not stand, rather than to campaign without the necessary energy to push for greater publicity.  The paltry showings of some of the smaller parties who did stand, make it clear that in London at this time the mainstream parties have too much influence.  The time to make a stand in London will be in next years elections to the Greater London Assembly.  SWPE hopes that the issues which impacted upon the ability of the Populist Alliance to stand have been resolved by then.

In Wessex, the Wessex Regionalists - Party of Wessex - did reasonably well.  The candidate for Witney, Oxfordshire, in the far east of Wessex, polled 7th out of 12, doubling his previous number of votes.  Considering that Witney is a town at the very edge of Wessex, the growth in Wessex regionalism in this area is very positive.  The WR were a whisker away from coming in the top half of the candidates.  The WR report is on their website: http://wessexregionalists.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/onwards-and-upwards.html

In Wales, the pro European Union Plaid Cymru failed to advance.  This contrasted with their counterparts in Scotland who gained 56 out of 59 seats in their country.  Wales has a growing English population, with Plaid Cymru having shamefully taken part in deals which have seen English people moved in en masse by English councils.  The genuine resistance to the London Ruling Class comes from smaller parties who are as yet not well enough organised to make much of an impact.  SWPE is in contact with some of the smaller organisations and seeks contact with others.  SWPE supports all parties who seek the exit of the UK from the EU, followed by the end of the UK itself.

The Patriotic Socialist Party gained 3 seats in the local elections, winning unopposed.  This strategy is one which we must encourage.  Getting hardworking activists onto local councils is a way of proving to the electorate that our people are worthy of support.  This is far better than attempting to gain MPs with no prior experience of representing the people.  An example of failed tactics was the work of the National Front in London who gained 49 votes across the entire capital, proving how it is futile to campaign from a position of weakness.  The PSP report is on their website: http://www.patriotic-socialist.org/news-and-updates/2015

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