December 11, 2009

Racists routed in BNP by-elections nightmare

The BNP's long, long run of dire local by-election results continued last night when the racist party failed to regain its Camp Hill ward seat on Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, losing a third of its vote, and was trounced in Hastings St. Helen's ward on a first outing, netting just 6.2%.

The BNP also lost its Broadway seat on Debden Town Council to a Residents' candidate.

And any hopes the BNP had of salvaging something from another train-wreck night by drawing attention to an obscure town council by-election in Dalston, Cumbria, were dashed when Mick Ashburner, facing opposition only from a Labour candidate, was comprehensively demolished, taking just 15% of the vote.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Camp Hill was another self-inflicted by-election for the BNP, sitting councillor Darren Haywood resigning, according to the BNP, because of work commitments. According to everybody else Haywood had been an "invisible councillor" who had achieved nothing for Camp Hill, and nobody was much surprised when he jumped ship.

Stepping up with hopes of taking Haywood's place was the BNP's West Midlands regional organiser, serial candidate (failed), and mine host of Eliot's Bistro, the ever hopeful Alwyn Deacon.

Eliot's bistro, readers will recall, not only plays host to BNP meetings, but Mr Deacon has been so kind as to extend the hospitality of his premises to the openly Nazi British Freedom Fighters, pictured here enjoying a rousing Seig Heil at the end of a good night out.

While the BNP's Camp Hill campaign was underway its remaining Nuneaton and Bedworth councillor, idiotic Griffin groupie Martyn Findlay, gave updates on the party's progress, referring to HOPE not hate campaigners as the "great unwashed", whose "hate filled sheets" gained votes for the BNP.

Findlay, you may recall, was the BNP's candidate for Nuneaton's Arbury and Stockingford division (Warwickshire County Council) by-election on July 16th - the first post-Euro election in which the BNP vote could be tested against a previous performance. Findlay, expecting a win or a good second in the warm post-Euro glow, was shocked when two thirds of the BNP vote evaporated, its share falling from 25% to 14%.

It was the first sign that something was seriously amiss in BNP-land, and - with one aberration, the rot continues.

No amount of gloss can disguise last night's results as being anything other than a disaster for the BNP - one "real" council seat lost, just 6.2% obtained in another, obliteration in tiny Dalston, and a lost town councillor in Debden.

That'll do nicely.

Results:

Nuneaton & Bedworth Camp Hill ward:

Lab 670 (47.08)
BNP 478 (33.59)
Con 275 (19.33)

27.6% turnout

2008 result

BNP 675 (36.17)
Lab 562 (30.12)
Con 541 (28.99)
Soc 88 (4.72)


Hastings BC St. Helen's ward:

Con 609 (40.65)
Lab 550 (36.72)
LibD 210 (14.02)
BNP 93 (6.21)
EngD 36 (2.40)

2008 result

Con 994 (58.51)
Lab 412 (24.25)
LibD 293 (17.25)

29 comments:

Barbara said...

Fantastc news!

Denise said...

Your cut out and keep guide to the onward march of the BNP since July 16. Will try to keep it up to date.

(* first time fought ** failed to nominate when previously fought)

July 16th
Derbyshire CC Kirk Hallam 12.0% *
Warks CC Arbury and S'ford 14% (25% -11%)

July 23rd
Wellingborough BC Swanspool 10% *
Stockport MBC Reddish North 7.9% (14.5% -6.6%)
Redcar & Cleveland UA Dorm'stown 9.4 (16% -6.6%)

July 30th
Tameside MBC Denton North 13.6% *
Broxtowe BC Brinsley 28.3% (43.99% -15.6%)

August 13th
K Lynn/W Norfolk DC Gaywood Chase 12.8% *
Scarborough BC Hertford **

August 20th
Blackpool UA Stanley 9.9% *

August 27th
Harrogate BC Starbeck **

September 3rd
Medway UA Luton & Wayfield 6.58% *
Plymouth UA Ham 2.9% *

September 10th
S Tyndeside MBC Westoe 11.74% *
Harborough DC Welland 11.1% *
City of York UA Hewarth 6.68% (13.2% -6.52%)
Daventry BC Drayton 14.35% (33.11% -18.76%)

September 17th
Redcar & Cleveland BC South Bank **
Birmingham MBC Sparkbrook **
Amber Valley DC Ripley & Marhay **

September 24th
Broxtowe BC Toton and Chilwell 3% (7.3% -4.3%)
Three Rivers DC Hayling 18.83 (30.34% -11.5%)

October 1st
Sandwell MBC Wednesbury S **
Kettering BC Northfield 8.2% *
Derby UA Allestree 6.37% (10.89% -4.52%)

October 8th
Eden DC Penrith West 13.6% *

October 15th
Barnsley MBC St. Helens 23.21 (30.25% -7.04%)
Lincolnshire CC Boston NW 37.68 (20.59% +17.09%)
Cannock Chase DC Heath Hayes & Wimblebury 11.07% *
Bracknell Forest DC Hanworth 4.64% *

October 22nd
B'ham CC Sutton New Hall **
Herts CC Borehamwood N **
Wyre BC Jubilee 9% *

November 19th
Doncaster MBC Rossington 4.3% *

November 26th
Knowsley MBC Halewood South 8.6% *

December 10th
Nuneaton & B'worth BC Camp Hill 33.59% (36.17% - 2.58%) BNP lose seat
Hastings BC St. Helen's 6.21% *

theinnocentone said...

Great article!

Anonymous said...

More Bnp lies as to why darren haywood stood down in nuneaton,sources tell me since deacon took over from darby as west midlands organiser it has become a shambolic circus and activists and members are dropping like wild fire.As for that picture outside his pub,check out the guy on the doorstep ? its deacon.

Cumbrian said...

I don't know why they keep standing Mike Ashburner. He's a thick idiot.

Antifascist said...

Speedy stuff, Denise, and excellent results all round. :-)

Anonymous said...

What an splendid series of disasters for the BNP.

Kirklees Unity said...

I can confirm the man in the doorway IS Alwyn Deacon..

irishtony said...

What a great way to wake up in the morning A quick scan of this blog and all this good news Joy of Joys

irishtony said...

BNP SECRET MEETING TO DISCUSS SPACE EXPLORATION.

Apparently all the big knobs (whoops) of the BNP met last night at a secret location to discuss their stance on space exploration when they get into power!!.

Nick Griffin announced that landing on the moon was a marxist hoax created by the neocons and liebour in order to raise taxes in the late sixties and early seventies.

"When we get into power" Nick announced, "We are going to fly to the sun"

"how is that possible?"cried Dick Barmbrook, "the heat would be too intense"

"We, the BNP are not stupid" shouted Bailey, "We intend to fly there by night.

Showing further signs that there is some unrest with the BNP hierarchy Richard barnbrook was heard to comment. " This is ridculous, everybody knows the moon is more important than the sun.The moon gives us light in the dark while the sun only shines durig the day when we dont need the light"
It was clear after the meeting that the majority of members were clearly impressed by Barnbrooks intellect as they clambered to get closer to him at the bar

Anonymous said...

Broadway result:

Katie Nicholson (LRA) 257 (33.4)
Edward Long (BNP) 234 (30.4)
Jill Bostock (Labour)204 (26.5)
Iqbal Kalkatt (Con) 75 ( 9.7)

Pipped again in a stronghold! Anyone know the previous results?

Anonymous said...

Darby will have egg on his face this morning. They've never been out of the news for months and this is as good as it gets?

Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Hi irishtony, once again a brilliant little sketch, really enjoyed reading it with my choccie biscuits and tea.

tulip

Anonymous said...

At the climate change summit nick griffin was asked :
what are your party doing to help climate change ?
griffin replied :
As the party is skint we have stopped sending begging letters.

Matthew C said...

Well done to Nuneaton Hope Not Hate, especially the Saints fan at Midlands TUC who led the way.

iliacus said...

Irish Tony,

Wonderful !

iliacus said...

Purely for research purposes ... went over to Simon Darby's blog to get his view on LOSING Nuneaton, and LOSING Loughton.

He mentions "interesting" byelections in passing, but seems to have spent polling day watching a film [ 2012 if you're interested ] and enjoying the seagulls of Spaghetti Junction.

You couldn't make it up !!!

AndyMinion (BatsMan) said...

Iliacus is very cynical about the esteemed Mr Darby.

Seeing as how 2012 involves a degree of climate change, I think you'll find his visit to the flicks counts as conducting in-depth, qualitative academic research.

Roberto said...

"Apparently all the big knobs (whoops) of the BNP met last night at a secret location to discuss their stance on space exploration when they get into power!!.

Nick Griffin announced that landing on the moon was a marxist hoax created by the neocons and liebour in order to raise taxes in the late sixties and early seventies.

"When we get into power" Nick announced, "We are going to fly to the sun"

"how is that possible?"cried Dick Barmbrook, "the heat would be too intense"

"We, the BNP are not stupid" shouted Bailey, "We intend to fly there by night.""

That just about sums up the BNP mentality in a nutshell.

bonzo dog said...

Have some of that Gri££in you fat twat! lol

The whole sorry affair is slowly falling apart - great

NewsHound said...

BREAKING NEWS: BALLET NAZI SIMONE CLARKE DANCING AGAIN AND HAS ANNOUNCED THAT SHE WILL MARRY DICKY BARNBROOK:

http://www.runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk/news/4787007.BNP_ballerina_at_The_Brindley/

NewsHound said...

POET LAURIET LAYS INTO THE BNP WITH SHARP SATIRE ABOUT GRIFFIN BEING A CROOK: -

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/12/07/scots-poet-laureate-reveals-new-version-of-12-days-of-christmas-featuring-attacks-on-greedy-bankers-and-politicians-86908-21879547/

NewsHound said...

BONNIE GREER LAUDED FOR TAKING ON BOTH NICK GRIFFIN AND FELLOW RACIST ROD LIDDLE: -

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/columnists/reade/2009/12/10/bonnie-greer-is-my-woman-of-the-year-candidate-115875-21885972/

NewsHound said...

EDL FASCISTS TO INVADE STOKE: -

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/birmingham/2009/12/443258.html

NewsHound said...

BNP DENY THEY HELD MEETING AT LARNE: -

http://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/BNP-denies-hosting-meeting-in.5900476.jp

Anonymous said...

I think that we should be wary of seeing too much into these results. The history of the BNP since 1999 has been one of 'three steps forward, two steps back'. Their breakthrough successes at Euro and Council elections have often be after an string of fairly average local by-election results. If you look at their progress over a longer period then they have made undoubted gains and are growing in popularity. They are always aided by the hysteria of the mainstream press and appalling statements by establishment politicians that contribute to a toxic atmosphere around the issue of race and immigration. The BNP claim to depise these people but in fact they are their best receruiting sergeants.

Anonymous said...

iliacus.
thanks for making me spit my coffee out over the comment about darby(the man from uncle)seagulls at spagetti junction ! reminded me of flying pigs over welshpool.

Anonymous said...

http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/sevenoaks/Media-ban-BNP-leader-s-talk/article-1600065-detail/article.html#community

Media ban put on BNP leader's talk
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 07:00

BNP leader Nick Griffin is coming to Sevenoaks as a guest speaker at the party's first meeting in the town.

The location and specific details are being kept a closely-guarded secret until after the talk tonight.

"Despite the criminal actions of the Labour Party in banning the BNP from holding meetings in Swanley, this meeting is going ahead nevertheless," wrote Paul Golding, BNP councillor for Swanley, in his blog last week.

"This is not a dictatorship, it is a democracy, and the British National Party and our members, supporters and voters, will enjoy freedom of speech and there is nothing the Labour Party can do about it."

All media will be banned except for one "confidential publication", and non-members will be barred.

Others wishing to join are prevented by the membership freeze in place until January.

"We operate on an A-list system," said Cllr Golding, who celebrated his surprise win in the district council by-election for St Mary's Ward, Swanley, in February.

"We make an agreement with a certain newspaper that they get exclusive coverage and if they print lies about us or just slag us off they are struck off the list forever."

Michael Fallon, Tory MP for Sevenoaks, said: "It seems an odd way to defend their policies."

"I hope they decide to rethink their extremist policies – I loathe everything they stand for."

He added he did not believe the BNP were suited to Sevenoaks.

Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesman Alan Bullion said he thought the meeting signified the launch of a BNP campaign across Kent in the lead up to the General Election.

"Obviously they have the right to hold a meeting although it seems to me a little suspect they have banned the town's media."

John P said...

"We make an agreement with a certain newspaper that they get exclusive coverage and if they print lies about us or just slag us off they are struck off the list forever."

The BNP's idea of a fair and open press.

Anybody got any ideas which paper it is or on they on about their range of rags.