October 18, 2007

Former BNP councillor admits defeat

A British National Party councillor kicked off Sandwell Council for missing meetings today admitted defeat after learning he faces crippling legal costs to win back his seat.

Coun James Lloyd, BNP member for Princes End in Tipton, has been disqualified from office after missing meetings for six months and failing to give an explanation. Today it was revealed that Coun Lloyd's only hope of winning the legal fight could be going to the High Court, which he said was out of the question.

Neeraj Sharma, Sandwell Council's monitoring officer, said today: "We have told Coun Lloyd the legislation under which he ceases to be a member of the local authority and suggested to him that he might consider taking independent legal advice. We are not aware of any direct right of appeal under the current legislative provisions. However, the High Court of course has inherent jurisdiction over such matters."

Coun Lloyd, who was the former leader of the BNP in Sandwell and was elected to the local authority in 2004, told the Black Country Mail today there was no way he could afford a costly legal battle.

"I am afraid that's it as far as I am concerned," he said. "I am very disappointed with the members services department on the council. I would have thought they might have given me a quick phone call to warn me about falling foul of this six-month rule. All this has come completely out of the blue and I have been stitched up like a kipper. It looks like I am going to have to accept what has happened and bite the bullet. I certainly cannot afford to pay thousands of pounds a day for a High Court hearing. I am off the council for now but if the BNP selects me I shall certainly be fighting again at the local elections next May."

Coun Lloyd's disqualification from the council was part of a double setback for the BNP in Sandwell, coming hot on the heels of the resignation of Coun Simon Smith who revealed he has become an Independent.

Birmingham Mail

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is not and never has been the duty of an officer either from Members Services or any other part of a Council to tip a Member off when they are sailing close to the wind.
Its certainly not their job to remind Members from whatever party that they are supposed to represent the people that voted for them by actually attending Council meetings.
I do hope he turned out the light and shut the door when he left.

G. Wallace said...

"I have been stitched up like a kipper"
How does he make that out? He's had six months to attend a single meeting and he hasnt bothered. Useless bastard.

webeatthebnp said...

Let's file this away for the next time the BNP talks about people being "let down" by Lab/ Con/ Lib Dem councillors!

Anonymous said...

"if the BNP selects me I shall certainly be fighting again at the local elections next May"

Even the BNP isn't THAT stupid!

Anonymous said...

anon said....even the bnp wouldnt be that stupid.....i wouldnt bet on that.

Eddy Morrison said...

I think we have to take into consideration the enormous burden on WHITE nationalist candidates.

Rather like the Palestinians, democracy is afforded to us at a price.

The council is obviously loaded with people who have no obvious allegiance to the indeigeounous voters in their wards.

This man made a sacrifice and we all salute his courage in the face of drug dealers, homosexuals etc, etc.

The battle is won, but the war is not over.

Mr Fister said...

I hope the councillor enjoys the "craic."

(But that's not what I mean!)

Anonymous said...

What a waster Lloyd is.

Antifascist said...

'I think we have to take into consideration the enormous burden on WHITE nationalist candidates.'

No, we don't.

'The council is obviously loaded with people who have no obvious allegiance to the indeigeounous voters in their wards.'

Get a grip.

'This man made a sacrifice and we all salute his courage in the face of drug dealers, homosexuals etc, etc.'

No, he didn't and no, we don't.

Barnacle Bill said...

Morrison seems to be even more stupid now than he was yesterday. Is that possible?

Anonymous said...

eddy morrison said.....this man made a sacrafice and we all salute his courage in the face of drug dealers, homosexuals etc..........

i presume morrison is talking about lloyds own family and party members in that statement.

gosh does eddy need to get a life

Old Sailor said...

Oooops ! Please ! I mean this Nutzie was not asked to surrender his pub license - It was taken off him as the police presented evidence that the pub concerned at Tipton was not run as a public facility, rather than a control center for thugs, and other typical Nutzie ocupations.

So please no sympathy for this scumball. Or his alledged "son".

If the BNP is not competant to remind thier members about attendance rules I am left with the conclusion that the BNP's attitude to rules designed to ensure that councillors do the job that they were elected to do (And get paid for!) is casual at the best.

In other words "One Person - One Vote - Once"

I dare say in a few months time this Nutzie, or his alledged "Son" will stand for public office again.

Hit hard and low - This scumbag had his chance - and was not even arsed enough to turn up !

Anonymous said...

"Barnacle Bill said...Morrison seems to be even more stupid now than he was yesterday. Is that possible?"

Yes of course it is. He's just had more to drink...