Documents seen by Channel 4 News show that in 2009 David Kerr was listed as NLP party leader, Patrick Harrington as nominating officer and Graham Williamson as treasurer.
The NLP are directly appealing for ethnic minority votes, focusing on national struggles abroad and with particular emphasis on injustices in Sri Lanka and India.
Their manifesto states: "There are at least 200,000 Sikhs in London, 100,000 Tamil, 80,000 Kashmiri, 60,000 Kurds, and perhaps some 200,000 others from smaller Diasporas, who wish that their brethren 'back home' could enjoy the same freedoms we enjoy here."
To take a seat a party would need close to 200,000 votes. Until party members were made aware of Williamson's ties to the far-right he was the top candidate and would have taken any seat won by the work of other party members.
Williamson has developed a strong relationship with the Tamil community as a director of Act Now, a trusted human rights group that supported the Tamil community when the war with Sri Lanka ended in 2009.
We weren't aware of it – we entered into an organisation we believed would be a good platform
National Liberal Party candidate Jagdeesh Singh
Corporate Watch investigator Phil Miller made Channel 4 News aware of the roots of Williamson's electoral alliance explaining: "He stood in the cold with the Tamils at countless protests. He was one of the few white faces there…he came across as articulate, compassionate and charismatic."
"This is not the first time the far-right has tried to work with ethnic-minority groups. In fact, Williamson and Griffin pioneered the strategy when they led the National Front together in the late 1980s.
"Robert Fiore (architect of Third Way fascism) urged white far-right parties to ally with third world national liberation movements and separatists. They were all nationalists, after all. This had the convenient benefit of allowing the National Front to say it was not racist, because it had black friends."
"Although it was a disastrous failure then, that does not appear to have deterred them from trying it again now. What is frightening is how close they have got to pulling it off."