I have been given the sad news that Stephen Elliott one of the founder members of the English Democrats died on the 28th July 2014.
Stephen Elliott, founder member of the English Democrats
Stephen had suffered for several years with an increasingly debilitating illness. As a formerly very active man, to become increasingly unable to move was ever more frustrating.
Stephen retained an interest in the development of the English Democrats and, as a member of the English Democrats, he remained a keen supporter of our work right up until the end. Indeed, with assistance, he was able to attend the Party’s annual conference in 2012 in Leicester.
His death is very sad to report, but he will be remembered as one of those who gave freely of his time and money to help to build the foundations of our new politically active English Nationalism.
Stephen was a proud Yorkshire man and was a reservoir of amusing stories. At one time he had been an under-cover police officer pretending to be one of the student communists in order to keep an eye of subversive Leftists like Jack Straw, who was Labour’s Foreign Secretary, and was memorably called Sir Christopher Meyers, the British Ambassador in Washington, a “political pygmy”. As a student Jack Straw had been a firebrand communist and hater of all things Western, British and English.
In later life, after leaving the police, Stephen became a successful entrepreneur and built-up a significant property portfolio.
Politically he joined the Steering Committee whose work led to the foundation and launch of the English Democrats in August 2002 at Imperial College, London. For many years he was on our National Council and keenly watched our progress and supported our campaign generously.
Stephen will be much missed by all those who remember him and our English nationalist cause is the poorer for his passing. I do wish every condolence to his two daughters and his family at this sad time.
Stephen’s funeral service will be held at Adel Church, Church Lane, Leeds, LS16 8DQ on Thursday, 7th August at 11.00 a.m.
Chairman English Democrats