Bilston North by-election - the fascist Bnp are trounced as their voters of two months before abandoned them.

The fascists received the lowest number of votes in any council ward they have EVER contested in the local council.

Labour gained seat with a massive swing

July 2010 - Thanks to this month’s 24 volunteers from UNISON, UCU, UNITE/CYWU, NUT, FBU, GMB & Methodists who helped.  

To help in future campaigns or if you wish to attend our Organising Workshop on Thurs 2nd September 6-30 to 8.30pm,  register here

We called for Bilston people to come out and VOTE FOR ANYONE except the fascist bnp. 

Morning Star report

Result - Bilston North by-election, July 29th 2010 

Name

 

Votes

%

Majority

LEACH

Linda

Labour Party                Labour gain with massive swing

1292 

64.8

832

 

BERRY

Marlene

Conservative Party

460 

23.1

 

 

GARDNER

Stewart David

British National Party - The percentage of the fascist's vote has halved in 2 months

131 

6.6

 

 

HODGSON

Barry

UKIP

55 

2.8

 

 

FRIEL

Darren

Liberal Democrat (disappeared into obscurity)

52 

2.6

 

 

Ballot papers issued

1993 

 

 

 

Electorate

8728 

Poll 22.8%

 

 

Hope wins over Hate again

       

Wolverhampton & Bilston TUC leafleted Bilston North completely in April with a our postcard, when the fascists stood in the ward for the first time. This month we delivered to the 4800 homes, a glossy local anti fascist leaflet (see below), giving the trade union alternative. We also helped knock-up identified anti-bnp voters on election day.

78% of those people who voted Bnp in the ward in May decided not to in July. Their percentage of the vote halved in 2 months. Their got their lowest ever vote in a local council election. We

The Trade Union Council has run campaigns against the Bnp, leafleting every home where they contest seats, in every election since they started standing 5 years ago. They have never won a seat. The first time they stood in a council ward was their best result. They have been in terminal decline ever since. Every time they have stood in a ward again, our leafleting has paid off and their vote has declined.  The numbers of our supporters and volunteers has increased, while their activity is stagnating.

Wolverhampton council is now Labour 30 Con-Dem 30.  Liberal mayor will use casting vote ... their days are numbered

 

Bilston North result - Local elections May 6th 2010 - Labour hold

Name

 

Votes

%

Majority

 

PAGE

Phil

Labour Party

2262

44.8

781

 

BERRY

Marlene

Conservative Party

1481

29.4

 

 

HEAP

Frances

Liberal Democrats

663

13.1

 

 

GARDNER

Stewart David

British National Party

589

11.7

 

 

Ballot papers issued

5045

 

 

Electorate

8723

 

Turnout 57.8%

 

 

 

       

Saturday 10th July      delivered to 1000 homes on first day

Sunday 11th July  half the homes in the ward have now had our leaflet.

Saturday 17th July      80% of ward  leafleting completed, 1pm we joined the UAF anti-fascist demo in Dudley against EDL/BNP

Sunday 18th July  TUC/HnH stall at Phoenix festival, Pheonix Park, Dudley Rd/Thompson Ave, Blakenhall

Saturday 24th July big turnout of volunteers finished rest of ward in an hour. Anti-fascist message delivered to 5000 homes

Thurs 29th July by-election helped knock-up identified anti-fascist voters

 

Wolverhampton & Bilston Trades Union Council's leaflet which we delivered to every home in the ward:

In the council elections this May, the Bnp stood for the first time.  We ran a campaign against them, delivering postcards to every home in the ward. They came last!