Friday, 14 November 2008

So now they know!

THE popular election website 'Vote 2007' had a discussion yesterday on when the British National Party had last GAINED a council seat in a by-election.

The Tory, Labour and Liberal Democrats election pundits who frequent the site came to the conclusion that it was way back in September 2004 when we won Goresbrook Ward on Barking and Dagenham Council.

I think the thread was opened as a something of a 'gloat' directed at the handful of BNP supporters who post on the site. Well, it couldn't have been worse timing by the old gang apologists as 24 hours after the debate was introduced, the BNP gained its first council seat in a by-election for over four years!

The British National Party were contesting Fenside Ward in Boston for the very first time and took the ward by storm, polling more votes than Labour, the Tories, Lib-Dems and UKIP candidates put together.

BNP candidate David Owens, won this election on the doorstep using the Party's finely honed canvassing techniques to come from nowhere and overtake all the establishment parties and score a convincing victory.

You have to talk to people face to face when discussing the sensitive issues of immigration and migrant workers, which were top of everyone's political agenda in Boston, so voters can see that it's not about racism but just our concern for the well-being of our country and our people.

Three weeks ago, East Midlands Election Officer Wayne McDermott told me that we would win this ward. Last night, believe it or not, he was disappointed our winning margin wasn't bigger.

"We would have won this seat by even more if it hadn't rained all day," Wayne reported this morning. On a bit more of a positive note he said: "It's been great campaigning in Boston and there are plenty more wards in the town where we have a similar level of support."

Here's a video of the result being announced.

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Fenside Ward

Thursday 13th November 2008

David Owens (BNP) 279

Carl Smith(BBI) 141

Paul Mould (Con) 119

Norman Hart (Lab) 69

Cyril Wakefield (UKIP) 24

Gavin Carrington (Lib-Dem) 23
BNP Percentage: 42.9%

As predicted the most closely contested ward of the three being fought by the BNP last night was in Hinckley & Bosworth where less than 400 votes covered all four candidates. The BNP vote held up well in the face of huge campaigns by the main parties in what was a key marginal. Congratulations to our candidate Colin Gilmore.
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Markfield Stanton & Field Head

Thursday 13th November 2008

Sue Sprayson (Con) 637

Andy Furlong (Lab) 521

Robin Webber-Jones (Lib-Dem) 390
Colin Gilmore (BNP) 263
BNP Percentage: 14.5%

In Darlington, BNP candidate John Hoodless was just nine votes short of taking third place from the Tories with a respectable 10% of the vote.
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North Road Ward
Thursday 13th November 2008

Anne Curry (Lib-Dem) 561

John Vasey (Lab) 262
George Jenkinson (Con) 115

John Hoodless (BNP) 106

Stephen Jones (Ind) 60
BNP Percentage: 9.6%

Can anyone think of a better morale booster on the eve of our Party's Annual conference?

STOP PRESS: We have made the BBC website


Anonymous said...

The important thing now, Martin is for him to be seen to do something. He needs to get noticed and prove the BNP are not like all the rest.

watling said...

Well done to John, Colin and especially David. It's nice to see some good, traditional British names appearing on ballot papers for a change. Not like in the Ealing Southall by-election last year, which read like the guest list at a UN conference.

P.S. I think you meant: "We have made the BBC website".

alanorei said...

Two most encouraging results, well done to all concerned.

The East Midlands result was especially heartening, given the problems suffered a year ago. Those difficulties are definitely history, according to the electorate.