Wolverhampton & Bilston are still fascist free
Wolverhampton & Bilston Trades Union Council once again successfully run our Hope not Hate anti-bnp campaign. We leafleted all homes in the three wards, delivering to 15,000 homes using three ward –specific leaflets pointing out the trade union alternative to the fascist politics of hate. We asked electors to GO OUT & VOTE for anyone except the fascist-Bnp
Anyone trade union branch or individual wishing to make a contribution the cost of our campaign, can send cheques to:
Wolverhampton TUC, PO Box 2917, Wolverhampton WV2 2YA
WOLVERHAMPTON TOGETHER - alliance of individuals and organisations in the city who are taking a stand against racism and any political parties and individuals who promote racist views.
results - Local elections 2011
The fascists stood in 3 wards:
Bilston North Result - Labour hold Votes Majority
Sue CONSTABLE Labour & Co-operative Party 1,696 1,071
David HUNT Conservative 625
Remi HODISTER UKIP 263
Stewart GARDNER British National Party 154
HEAP Frances Liberal Democrat 97
Ballot papers issued 2,853 Electorate 8,777 Turnout: 32.5%
(fascist Bnp’s lowest percentage of vote here since they first stood and we began campaigning against them:
May 2010 11.7%; July 2010 6.6%; now 5.4%)
Bushbury North Result – Labour gain Votes Majority
Ian ANGUS Labour Party 1,673 326
Leslie PUGH Conservative 1,347
Simon PATTEN British National Party 391
Ballot papers issued 3,425 Electorate 9,043 Turnout: 37.9%
neighbouring Bushbury South had just a 26.7% turnout, so people did come out to vote for hope not hate.
Simon Patten, nephew of Tory Leader lives, stands and loses here; after we leaflet the ward.
In 2007 the fascist got 790 votes=22.4%; 2008 got 580 votes= 16.1%; 2010 got 621 votes=10.9%;
2011 lowest number of fascist votes here ever but still 11.4%. Last again!
Springvale Result - Liberal Democrat hold Votes Majority
Michael HEAP Liberal Democrat Focus Team 1,449 41
Gurcharan Singh BEDI Labour Party 1,408
Trevor WHITE Conservative 329
David BRADNOCK British National Party 309 (8.8%)
Ballot papers issued 3,504 Electorate 8,751 Turnout: 40.0%
SpringVale Matters leaflet
- sole Lib Dem stronghold in the borough, it wasn’t the Lib Dem mayor seeking re-election, who was recently arrested over a cannabis farm. Good campaign by Labour narrowly missing winning a safe Lib Dim seat.
Poor showing from fascists who stood here first time as Bnp. Previously polled some support as National front and ward borders Coseley East where Bnp were elected a few years ago.
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STOKE - Norscarf's magnificent campaign defeated the fascists in Stoke. The English First Party and the BNP were standing 16 candidates between them – all lost including the sitting 5 members of the BNP. For the full results
our 2011 campaign:
weekend 9/10th April leafleting Bushbury began, 60% of ward completed. 5 fascists were out leafleting were out together leafleting, near the home of the candidate using leftover national leaflets. The ward was completed on Wed & Thurs.
Sat. 16th April Hope not Hate National Weekend of Action Stoke-on-Trent transport provided from Wolverhampton free
also locally, Bilston North leafleting was begun. We delivered to 1,000 homes on Sunday, more on Wednesday.
Sat. 23rd April Springvale entire ward completed in one morning ! A dozen of our usual helpers plus over 30 others helped deliver
Sun. 24th April Bilston half ward now complete
Fri. 29th April - no street parties! we were out in Bilston; last bits of Bilston completed on 2nd & 3rd May.
Through the hard work we have done over the past few years we've damaged the BNP badly. But we need your help to finally consign them to the dust-bin of history.
People across the country are feeling the squeeze at the moment, things are tough, there's no doubt about it. But that's why we need to get out campaigning on the streets to remind people that the BNP are not the answer.
what we did in 2010 and 2009, in previous years