‘The meeting also heard from veteran activist Tess Culnane who provided some details of her work with Cllr Barnbrook’.Culnane certainly is a ‘veteran activist’, having been active in the BNP, the National Front (NF), and the British People’s Party. Culnane contested the 2004 Greater London Assembly election and European election for the BNP, and ran as an NF candidate in 2007 and 2008.
In addition to this, Culnane has also spent time supporting the British People’s Party (BPP) and speaking at their meetings. The BPP is openly pro-Nazi and sells busts of Hitler (‘A faithful statue of the Fuhrer’) via its website.
In 2007, Culnane spoke at the BPP’s St George’s Day meeting in Hove. Other speakers at the meeting included Michelle Renouf, a notorious promoter of Holocaust denial who used the occasion to praise the ‘bravery’ of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, for his devotion to denying the Nazis exterminated millions of Jews.
In September 2008, Culnane spoke at the BPP’s ‘Nationalist Unity Rally‘. Prizes in a raffle held at the event included ‘an original authenticated photograph of Hitler’.
Culnane has now returned to the BNP and in January 2010 the BNP website carried a post entitled ‘Welcome Back!’ which described her as a ’strong individual’.