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adherent (noun) a follower or a supporter, of a political party, set of ideas, beliefs, etc..
A person who supports a party is an adherent of the party. The adherents of a religion are those who believe in and practice the religion. The supporters of a leader are their adherents.
- The adherents of the candidate were so loyal to him that they were very anxious to see him win the vote.
- The adherents of many of the religions in the Europe of the pre-Christian era were worshippers of nature.