Attempting to change the face of British politics isn't easy. In fact the task we in the British National Party have set ourselves is huge. We must alter people's habits, tackle a system that has had decades to embed itself in people's psyche and wait patiently for our window of opportunity, all the while keeping our composure, taking defeat after defeat and coming back for more, never knowing how long we'll have to wait until our time comes.
However, there are many positives to consider; firstly, over the last few years the voting public have toyed with the idea of change - from a cautious voting experiment which gave way to a coalition government in 2010 to the bolder notion of offering UKIP seats at local level. This shows that while many are quite rightly disillusioned with politics, some of the electorate are taking a few steps in a different direction, testing the water with something new.
The economy of Britain and the personal finances of many British people is near breaking point, but today, right now, we are mostly okay. And so people only vote for as much change as they think they need while at the same time pretending bad things just won't happen. This is human nature - a mental defence mechanism, for the alternative is to accept just what a problematic situation we all face.
The BNP is the British Resistance, but for most people there isn't much to resist, at least not on their immediate personal radar. Nationalists can see what is round the corner but trying to explain this to the electorate is difficult. It is negative politics in a sense, for although we have a grand vision of how our country could be, that grand vision is even harder to convey because the mental aptitude for great achievements has been promoted as unfashionable by a Communist vein which runs through today's society and which has a vested interest in holding our people down.
As nationalists we understand what is happening to Britain and we have the policies to deal with the situation and to rebuild our country into something to be proud of once again.
But what we need from BNP members is one thing and one thing only - endless persistence.
We shall keep on trying, ignoring the weak naysayers, who repeatedly tell us all is lost, and continue onwards.
Question: How many times does it take to get elected?
Answer: As many as it takes.
Results for the Shropshire County Council elections 2013 can be found here.