Once again our campaigns triumph, resulting in higher election turnouts and in Bushbury North & Springvale the fascists had their lowest ever number of votes!
Every BNP candidate who stood in the 2012 local elections across the UK, has lost. This includes those BNP councillors up for re-election. Neither did any of the other fringe facsist parties succeed. This is a fantastic rejection of their racist politics.
The BNP defeat means that there is no BNP councillor in Burnley for the first time in ten years. Other previous BNP strongholds like Calderdale, Rotherham, Amber Valley, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Three Rivers and Epping Forest are also now BNP free zones. This leaves the BNP with just three councillors, down from a high of 57.
In these difficult economic times it is only a matter of time before the fascists – in the guise of the BNP or some other party – once again pose a threat. But as the council election results show for 2012, not just yet!
Wolverhampton council elections 2012, Labour won 17 out of 20 seats
Labour Party Linda LEACH 1,687 majority1,306
Conservative Party Luke SWATMAN 381
British National Party Stewart GARDNER 212 9.2% last again
UKIP & LIB Dems both failed to stand here again this time
Electorate 8,871 Turnout 25.9% highest turnout of all Bilston wards
Liberal Democrat Richard WHITEHOUSE 1,257 majority 216
Labour Party Hazel MALCOLM 1,041
Conservative Party John CHUBB 127
British National Party David BRADNOCK 173
6.6% the fascists’ lowest ever % here (8.8% last year) and lowest number of votes ever
Electorate 8,857 Turnout 29.4%
Labour Party Jas DEHAR 1,188 majority 267 gained seat
Conservative Party Carl HUSTED 921
British National Party Simon PATTEN 353
14.2% last again and the lowest number of votes the fascists ever got here
Electorate 9,082 Turnout 27.5 % significantly higher than Bushbury South
1st weekend of leafleting – Bushbury – 60% of the ward was leafleted on the first day of leafleting. UNITE members were the main helpers with a few from UNISON. 18 volunteers came out. By Monday all of the ward was completed 5,000 homes.
2nd weekend 80% of Bilston North completed with 16 volunteers (mainly UNISON helpers) and rest was completed during the week, braving the April showers.
3rd weekend Springvale completed despite the rain.
Vote on Thursday May 3rd Springvale, Bushbury North, Bilston North for ANYONE EXCEPT the fascist BNP