November 02, 2009

Keighley BNP membership down

Nearly half the Keighley members of the British National Party have left the organisation since the end of 2007, according to information leaked on the Internet. It is the second list to reveal the names of BNP members in a year, with this one, released on Wikileaks, claiming to be taken from April 2009 records.

The information, which has been analysed by the Guardian newspaper, shows that the BNP has 11,811 members, including doctors and military personnel, and has benefited from a surge in female recruits — with one in eight women now signed up as members. While support for the party has grown in Leicester, Lancashire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, overall it has reduced in Bradford and significantly so in Keighley.

In a comparison of the leaked figures from last autumn’s list of names from the end of 2007 to the latest list, BNP membership in Keighley has shrunk from 52 to 29 people, overall a decrease of around 44 per cent.

It is the highest decrease in all the Bradford constituencies, with Bradford West losing eight members at a decrease of 38 per cent, Shipley losing eight members at a reduction of 25 per cent and Bradford South losing four members at an overall reduction of 10 per cent. Bradford North has increased by one member.

BNP leader Nick Griffin claimed that the leaked list was a forgery.

Keighley News

3 comments:

belly said...

The BNP know they have no future in large multicultural cities but do better in mostly white places such as Barking and Dagenham and Stoke, which is why they are focussing all efforts to get elected there in the general election.

There must be lots of anti-fascist campaigners working on educating the voters of Stoke to make sure the BNP don't do well there in the general election.

This is urgent and serious!

Anonymous said...

This report is clearly wrong "one in eight women now signed up as members" That would be about 4m women in the UK. Does it mean 1 in 8 members are women?

Jamie The Antifascist said...

The BNP is still the party it was during the mid-80's to the naughties-a party full of thick skinhead's who tattoo each other (using blades) the numbers 14/88.

Your everyday BNP councillor is most likely going to be a useless fuckwit who couldn't run a bath let-alone a council, your local BNP councillor would most likely get bored talking about whose responsibility it is to cut the local school's football field, your local BNP councillor would get more pleasure and fun raising his hand to an old clip of Hitler goose-stepping, with a bit of the ol' Ludwig in the background

(Yes your local BNP councillor is an anorak)