Patria Parliamentary Candidates Dick Franklin (Bournemouth West) and Dr Andrew Emerson (Chichester)
Patria General Election Results
Dick Franklin polled a very impressive 99 votes in Bournemouth West, a 0.24% share of the vote.
Dr Andrew Emerson polled 106 votes in Chichester, a 0.19% share of the vote.
The share of the vote is a more significant indicator than the number of votes, as it enables comparisons to be made with results in other constituencies, in which the size of the electorate and turn-out typically vary, sometimes considerably.
Dick’s result in Bournemouth West was the more impressive, because this was Patria’s first electoral outing in the town.
At a challenging time for nationalism, these results compare very favourably with many of those achieved by longer established ‘nationalist’ parties, in supposedly more promising areas of the country such as the North, the Midlands and London, for example.
In difficult times for nationalism it is all the more important to fly the flag and give hope to our people. This Patria has done and will continue to do.
For Patria this is only the beginning. Remember the name, Patria. You’ll be hearing it again.
Patria Local Election Results
Chichester District Council
Patria polled 125 votes, an average share of the vote in the multi-member Chichester West Ward of 3.12%. This is a better than fivefold increase in share of the vote on Patria’s last result in a CDC election, at Westbourne in 2013, when we garnered 0.6%.
Chichester City [Parish] Council
Patria polled 275 votes, an average share of the vote in the multi-member West Ward of 5.1%.
Andrew’s result in the Chichester City Council election is virtually identical to his first result in the city as a nationalist candidate, in an East Ward by-election to the District Council, in 2005. It also marks a better than fivefold increase in share of the vote achieved by Patria over its result in a North Ward by-election to the City Council in 2013.
There was no UKIP candidate in either of these local elections and as usual, no Labour candidate in the City Council election. This certainly helped Patria to achieve its good results in both elections, bearing in mind the higher than usual turn-out caused by their being held on the same day as the general election.
It must surely be regarded as a sign of weakness and lack of confidence on the part of the political Establishment, that it feels the need to resort to such a manoeuvre in order to shore up its vote in local elections, despite the practical difficulties it causes for the process of counting the votes.
The same can be said with regard to the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, 2011, that occasioned the coincidence. The full antidemocratic effect of this statute on our constitution has yet to be felt. It’s much like an unexploded bomb.
The parliamentary count at Chichester did not even start till almost two o’clock in the morning and with no re-counts involved, did not finish for another six hours. The local government counts then began at eleven on Friday morning and continued for another nine hours or so.
This weakness at ward level is the Achilles’ heel of the Establishment parties. It is an encouraging sign for nationalists and an indication of the strategy we should adopt. Electioneering is vital for achieving the aims of genuine nationalism.
Not in order that those elected may flatter their ego with the title of MP or Councillor, or live a sybaritic, expense account lifestyle at taxpayers’ expense, but because electioneering gets our message of hope to our people. Those who disparage and shun electioneering when the going gets tough, in favour of organizing more lucrative side-lines, should remember that ‘all politics is local’.
Having been undemocratically excluded from hustings hosted by the University of Chichester students union, Chichester High School for Girls and Chichester Cathedral, all of which were covered by the Chichester Observer, eventually Andrew was, at short notice, invited to participate in the last of these, held on the evening before polling day. He did so and addressed a gathering of 300 or so to some effect.
Patria Candidate Dr Andrew Emerson, seated on right of panel
Dick also experienced unfair and unequal treatment from the Establishment media, as a nationalist parliamentary candidate for Patria in Bournemouth West.
Never mind. By standing for election we are getting Patria’s message of hope to our people and making the party’s name better known. Dick had a number of media interviews in the course of his campaign and his superb election address was delivered to 53,000 households by the Royal Mail. This has already begun to yield results in the shape of membership applications and enquiries.
Andrew’s campaign also received some media attention Minute Manifesto. Like Dick, he had a number of interviews and almost every household in Chichester West received a Patria election leaflet, about 2,000 being delivered by Andrew’s small but dedicated team in the run-up to polling day.
Both Dick and Andrew thank everyone who voted to save our country by voting Patria. We also warmly thank everyone who helped our successful campaigns in various ways. As usual, Dick excelled himself and put his all into Patria’s campaign in Bournemouth West. Thanks, Dick.
Flying the flag of patriotic nationalism, as Patria does, is in itself a victory. Patria aims to be the best political party – not merely the biggest. If we are the best then we shall, in due course, be the most popular with our people.
Phony, pro-immigration UKIP has crashed and burnt, the victim of its failure to adopt a patriotic policy on immigration and following the resignation of its leader, like the Lib-Dems and Labour, now faces an interesting succession crisis.
More than three million voted for this party in the mistaken belief that, if elected, its representatives would do something to curtail the immigration from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe that is displacing and dispossessing our people in our homeland. The operative term here being ‘mistaken belief’.
Back in 1979 millions voted for Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Party in the same mistaken belief.
But UKIP has now shot its bolt. Having served the purpose of the political and media Establishment as a dustbin for anti-immigration votes, its usefulness is now considerably reduced. UKIP may never again have the same momentum – such as it was.
This probably short-lived government faces a daunting economic scenario. Its determination to make our people pay, through cuts in welfare spending and public services, for a crisis caused by the super-rich, may make it the most unpopular in living memory.
Cameron’s wafer-thin parliamentary majority will erode over the next eighteen months or so. And being ideologically out of sympathy with most backbenchers in his party on a range of important issues, from the EU to homosexual ‘marriage’, will lead to defeat after defeat being inflicted on his weak government in the House of Commons.
As demographic change, via immigration and higher immigrant birth rates, combined with institutionalized discrimination against the English, continues to create new facts on the ground, the pace of political change quickens and the volatility of the electorate increases. This means that nationalism’s history of slow electoral progress and regress is not a good guide to its future. With the right political vehicle and leadership, nationalism can, within the space of a few short years, be a contender for government in a way of which UKIP could only dream.
Events are unfolding in our favour. ‘Events, dear boy, events’.
Only genuine economic nationalism, the nationalism for which Patria stands, has answers to the problems created by the corrupt old order of the political Establishment and which the latter is unable to resolve.
Only the radical common sense of a patriotic nationalist government will: keep the lights on and provide real jobs for our people; end the country’s colonization by immigrants from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, which is displacing our own folk; restore our freedom to trade with the rest of the world as we please by leaving the EU, without a referendum; and abolish the foreign aid budget, investing the £13 billion saved each year in upgrading our infrastructure and improving our public services, such as the NHS.
There is all still to play for and the prospects of a nationalist revival are now much brighter.
So, all you nationalists and patriots out there, who may have sat this one out, come join Patria, the Home of Patriots and save the country for our grandchildren.