The BNP today revealed it would be standing only eight candidates in the local elections in Liverpool on May 6th. This is eight too many, but it is one third less than the twelve it put up in 2008 and represents the effects of a determined anti-fascist campaign against them and of the internal divisions within this racist party.
Of these eight, most are ‘paper’ candidates who know themselves they have no chance of winning in May. Three of the eight are from the same family, indeed, the same household, which is further proof of the limited appeal fascism has in Liverpool.
Given the disruption caused by the BNP’s former Director of Publicity, Mark Collett, being investigated on charges of threatening to kill party leader Nick Griffin, the BNP locally will have few resources at its disposal in this election. However, Liverpool Anti-Fascists are determined that the BNP will have NO SUCCESS in dividing people in our city, and will be out campaigning against these racists wherever they decide to show their faces or spread their poisonous message.
The eight candidates are:
Anfield - Karen Gillian Otty
Clubmoor – Peter John Squire
County – Peter James Stafford
Everton – Jacqueline Stafford
Fazakerley – Peter Stafford
Kirkdale – Steve Greenhalgh
Norris Green – John Edgar
Old Swan – Steven McEllenborough
Liverpool BNP will shortly announce its candidates for the general election. The same names will likely reappear on the Westminster ballot papers – proof positive that the BNP is a marginalised and extremist group which cannot command significant support from the working people of Liverpool.
We call on everyone to join us in our campaign against the BNP. We are going to be out on the doorsteps putting the case that the BNP only offers division, hatred and defeat. By standing together, we can drive out the racists and keep Liverpool fascist-free.