OUR Quiet Revolution was evident again last night in Hinckley in Leicestershire when BNP candidate Mike Shore came from nowhere to take second place with nearly 19% of the vote in the Hinckley Castle ward by-election.
Seen by some political pundits as a dress rehearsal for next week’s big vote, the by-election took the political temperature just seven days before everyone goes to the polls and it found that the British National Party is in great shape and possibly poised for its long-awaited breakthrough into mainstream politics.
Hinckley Bosworth DC
Hinckley Castle Ward
Thursday 24th April 2008
Bronwen Witherford (Lib-Dem) 802
Mike Shore (BNP) 264
Ian Coe (Con) 226
Clark Mitchell (Lab) 116
BNP percentage: 18.8%
May 2007 (Two Seats): Lib-Dem 1093 & 1076, Con 405 & 388 Lab 133 & 131.
What was so especially pleasing about this result was that it was well above the expectations of the local BNP campaigners and that our vote came from both the Tories and the Lib-Dems, proving that we don't only take our votes from the Labour Party.
If we can weather the storm of media attacks that are being planned for next week and avoid any banana skins over these last six day, then the evening of May 1st and the morning of May 2nd could be providing some excellent news for British National Party supporters across the country.
There's no let up today in those media and establishment attacks on the Party and once again some them appear to be backfiring.
The Welsh newspapers are full of a war of words in Carmarthenshire over BNP claims in a leaflet, here (OK Bert?), while the Bishop of Blackburn has instructed people to vote for any political party but the British National Party, here.
"I'm Billy Bragg and I'm from a big house in the poshest part of West Dorset" gets acres of space for his anti-BNP 'tour' in today's Scotsman, here, while there's the usual final election week plea from 'passed their sell-by-date' celebrities not to vote for the BNP in the Jewish Chronicle, here.
Today I'm finishing my election result grids for Freedom searching out our candidates for Yorkshire and I must thank the Stop the BNP website for helping me in this time-consuming task.
Despite the lack of elections in the East Midlands and the South West and individual London boroughs, we have managed to field over 600 candidates and that is an incredible feat for a small political party like ours which has so many enemies embedded in the media and the establishment.
Friday, 25 April 2008
Posted by Martin Wingfield at 09:13