November 21, 2008

Quit demands for councillor on BNP list


A BARNSLEY councillor is facing demands to quit after her name appeared on a leaked list of BNP members.
But Independent Coun Donna Hollins has denied being a member of the far right political party.

She was included in a list of 12,000 alleged members posted online.

Three months ago rumours swept the town hall that she was in the BNP.

Barnsley has never had a BNP councillor but in recent years the party has seen its vote increase. It came second in eight wards in elections earlier this year.

Coun Hollins has served on the council since 2004. She has represented Kingstone ward since May 2006. Her term of office expires in 2010.

A councillor, who asked not to be named, said if she was a BNP member she had deceived voters and should resign.

He added: "She's very meek, never talks to anyone. I can only remember her once standing in the council chamber and that was to second a motion against asylum seekers."

Miss Hollins, aged in her 40s, sits on the Regeneration Scrutiny Commission, Joint Employees' Consultative committee and Appeals and Awards Regulatory Board. She is also on the Friends of Locke Park committee and a Cooper Art gallery trustee.

She lives in Barnsley town centre and works part-time in a dry-cleaners.

Coun Hollins said she was aware her name was on the BNP list of members but when asked how it came to be there said: "No comment."

Ward colleague Independent Coun Geoff Bowden said: "We confronted her about this three months ago and she denied it."

Barnsley Council borough secretary Andrew Frosdick said: "I can confirm Coun Donna Hollins has contacted me as the officer responsible for the Register of Members Interests and she has confirmed that her entries on the register, which make no reference to membership of any political party, are accurate and up to date."

Town hall records show Coun Hollins seconded a motion lodged on June 26 calling for the council to, 'give immediate notice to terminate its contract with the Home Office for the provision of accommodation and related services to asylum seekers'.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

She's obviously a racist and a bit of a loner and internet warrior who wouldn't say boo to a goose when away from her computer, which gives her a good griffinite bnp pedigree.

Anonymous said...

Think your article answers its own questions.

Very interesting committee membership for a member of the bnp

tulip

Anonymous said...

"No comment" is code for "yes your allegation is correct but if I admit it then I am really in trouble!"

RickB said...

"I can confirm Coun Donna Hollins has contacted me as the officer responsible for the Register of Members Interests and she has confirmed that her entries on the register, which make no reference to membership of any political party, are accurate and up to date."

That allows room for her to have cancelled her membership in the last few days then phone the council register, the key bit is -up to date- no mention of whether her interests were true in the past.

Anonymous said...

BNP threaten photographer:

http://petemarshall.com/new_blog/2008/11/20/lee-john-barnes-llb-hons

This should be posted as an article on Lancaster Unity.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that BNP member Mark
Adair under the nickname blueboy993 lists himself on the following website as a fan of the racist singer Johnny Rebel:

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=44662

Mark Adair's fashion tastes are also interesting, when he asks the following question:

"Does any one know where abouts a can get a crucified skin t-shirt from?

http://www.punkoiuk.co.uk/qanda/answered.asp?offset=260

Interesting chap this Mark Adair.