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Steve Eddowes

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Steve "Edders" Eddowes is the former chairman[1][2] of the English Defence League (EDL). He was appointed to the position in early March 2014 by its leader Tim Ablitt and held it for almost two years. Eddowes was formerly head of security[3] for the EDL, ran Tommy Robinson's protection team,[4] and was its regional organiser for the West Midlands.[5]

In March 2015, Eddowes was present at a meeting with the former EDL leader Tommy Robinson at which a prospective Conservative Party candidate, Afzal Amin, attempted to persuade the EDL to announce a march against the building of a new mosque in Dudley in order that Amin could take the credit for having it called off.[6][7][8]


  1. Watt, Nicholas; Taylor, Matthew (March 22, 2015). "Tory candidate accused of EDL plot expected to be forced out within days". Theguardian.com.
  2. Cleary, Nathan (October 13, 2014). "English Islamophobes Held an Angry, Drunken Protest Over the Weekend". Vice.com.
  3. Pai, Hsiao-Hung (March 15, 2016). "Angry White People: Coming Face-to-Face with the British Far Right". Zed Books Ltd.s.
  4. Bartlett, Jamie (May 18, 2017). "Radicals". Random House.
  5. Busher, Joel (October 23, 2015). "The Making of Anti-Muslim Protest: Grassroots Activism in the English Defence League". Routledge.
  6. Richard Osley, "Afzal Amin suspended: Tory election candidate for Dudley North suspended over alleged plot to stage fake EDL demonstration outside mosque", The Independent, 21 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  7. "Tory Candidate Suspended Over 'EDL Plot'", Sky News, 22 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015
  8. "Conservative candidate resigns in EDL row". Channel 4 News.

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