February 26, 2009

Swanley: Supporters gather for anti-BNP rally

An anti-British National Party rally is set to take place in Swanley this weekend after the far-right party won a Sevenoaks District Council by-election.

The meeting has been organised by Julian Wilson, who is a member of the The Tonbridge and Hastings Socialist Party. Various political groups have been invited including the Labour Party, Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives.

Alan Bullion, who is from the Liberal Democrats, is attending the rally. He said it is to show to people the dangers of voting for the BNP. Mr Bullion said: “It is going to be a rally raising awareness of what is going on and the dangers of voting for the BNP.”

He added that he does not believe the BNP offer any long-term protection from the economic crisis.

The protest has been organised following the BNP's shock win in Swanley St Mary's ward last Thursday. (February 19). Paul Golding won by 76 votes, after standing for the first time in the Sevenoaks area. Supporters will be meeting at 11am on Saturday (February 28) at The Mall in Swanley town centre.

News Shopper has approached Mr Golding for a comment but has yet been unable to get a reply.

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Anonymous said...

Can someone please confirm which day this is due to take place on as:-

News Shopper says:
Saturday 28th February

This is Kent says:
Sunday 1st March

At least they both agree on the time

Antifascist said...

It's in a shopping centre. It'll be Saturday.

Anonymous said...

write up and photos on news shopper site

Anonymous said...

Which day is this due to take place....

Theres another protest tomorrow (Sunday) I understand, this one is a leafletting session organised by Liberal Democrats against the BNP