New England Party
The New England Party was a political party in the United Kingdom, based in Dartford. According to its registration with the Electoral Commission, its leader, nominating officer, and treasurer was Michael Tibby while Sheila Tibby was its campaigns officer.
Michael Tibby and Austen Brooker were councillors on Dartford Borough Council between 2003 and 2007, representing Littlebrook (which is a two-seat ward) and Newtown (a three-seat ward). Tibby came second in Littlebrook in the 2003 local elections, beating the second Labour Party candidate by five votes. Austen Brooker was elected as one of three Labour party councillors for Newtown, but left the group soon after his election. Brooker stood down at the 2007 local elections and Tibby was unsuccessful in seeking re-election.
The party contested the Dartford Borough Council Heath ward by election on 27 July 2006, polling 174 votes (9.6%). Their candidate was Steven Uncles, who was previously the English Democrats candidate in the Bromley and Chislehurst by-election, 2006
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