Far-right council election results

27 05 2014

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We all know that Nick Griffin is no longer an MEP following the results of the Euro elections on Sunday and we all know UKIP got a sizable share of the vote. But leaving aside the nationalism-lite of UKIP how did the more traditional fascist far-right fare in the nitty-gritty of the local council elections held last week?

The BNP vote has collapsed across the entire country. Big falls in the North-West, Yorkshire and West Midlands. Nationally, they lost 760,000 votes compared to the 2009 election and the party lost its deposit in every single region. These are damaging blows.

Over on the BNP website, Griffin is talking again about ‘media mind-benders’, ‘the ladder of revolutionary consciousness’ and condemning the political elite as ‘the willing puppets of some of the most evil humanoids ever to have walked this planet.’ He’s really lost it.

Generally results for the far-right in the council elections are poor across the board. The support they have is concentrated though. If you  pull out all the seats where the BNP won 10%+ of the vote then almost all of them are around Manchester:

Pendle: Marsden – Brian Parker 339 – 29.8%
Burnley: Rosegrove with Lowerhouse – Chris Vanns 297 – 21.9%
Salford: Cadishead – Brenda Leather 397 – 16.1%
Manchester: Miles Platting & Newton Heath – Gareth Black 397 – 14.2%
Stockport: Reddish North – Paul Bennett 419 – 13%
Worcester: Nunnery – Carl Mason 286 – 13%
Salford: Winton – Wayne Tomlinson 323 – 12.3%
Pendle: Vivary Bridge – John Rowe 154 – 11.4%
Coventry: Radford – Arnold Clements 372 – 11.1%
Tameside: Ashton St Peter’s – Bill Kitchen 303 – 10.3%

The bad blow here is that Brian Parker has kept his seat by 6 votes, though this has attracted no comment at all. 12 years ago, the election of a single BNP councillor was national headline news. Now there’s nothing.

Parker is the only fascist councillor ever to have been re-elected twice, yet virtually nothing is known about him. He seems to be competent, well-liked and has successfully normalised the BNP’s presence in the town. There doesn’t seem to have been any anti-fascist intervention into his election campaign as national groups like Hope not Hate and UAF have tended to focus their attention on UKIP or Nick Griffin.

Other things to note: Michael Barnbrook narrowly missed being elected as an independent in Bexley and Paul Cromie (ex Bradford BNP) has been re-elected in Bradford. We don’t know what Cromie’s politics are these days though, apart from generic right-wing reactionary.

Here’s the full list:

BNP

East Midlands

Amber Valley
Codnor & Waingroves – Alan Edwards 39 – 2.7%
Ripley – Ken Cooper 80 – 3.2%

Derby
Chaddesden – Paul Hilliard 136 – 4%
Derwent – Carol Tucker 81 – 3.4%

London

Barking and Dagenham
Eastbrook – Anthony McKay 222 – 3%
Eastbrook – Paul Sturdy 166 – 2.2%
Goresbrook – Bob Taylor 469 – 7.1%
Mayesbrook – Giuseppe De Santis 280 – 5%

Bexley
Barneshurst – Paul Hulme 89 – 1%
Belvedere – Brian Haslam 328 – 4%
Blackfen & Lamorbey – Chris Wait 287 – 3%
Blendon & Penhill – Erin Bradley 390 – 4%
Brampton – Maureen Slaughter 268 – 3%
Christchurch – Ben Scott 241 – 3%
Colyers – Peter Finch 383 – 5%
Cray Meadows – John Brooks 262 – 3%
Crayford – Stephen James 539 – 6%
Danson Park – Ronald Slaughter 295 – 4%
East Wickham – Michael Jones 381 – 4%
East Wickham – Nicola Finch 346 – 4%
East Wickham – Jaymie McCoy 216 – 2%
Erith – Robert Howard 323 – 4%
Falconwood & Welling – Jimmy Dobson 398 – 4%
Lesnes Abbey – Carl Bussey 284 – 3%
North End – Mark Horne 407 – 6%
Northumberland Heath – Paul Carver 444 – 5%
Sidcup – Lucy Ann Money 181 – 2%
St Mary’s – Mark Bryant 271 – 3%
St Michael’s – Laurence Picton 407 – 5%

Bromley
Cray Valley East – Deborah Kane 284 – 7.2%
Cray Valley West – Roger Tonks 139 – 3.3%
Mottingham & Chislehurst North – Philip Dalton 181 – 6.8%

Croydon
Fieldway – David Clarke 210 – 4.8%
Fieldway – John Clarke 212 – 4.8%
Heathfield – Michael Collard 285 – 2.5%
New Addington – Cliff Le May 168 – 3.1%
New Addington – Donna Treanor 80 1.4%

Ealing
Northolt Mandeville – David Smith 234 – 2.4%
Northolt West End – David Furness 362 – 3.4%

Enfield
Enfield Highway – Gary O’Connor 289 – 3%
Enfield Lock – Jason Keogh 296 – 3%
Palmers Green – Angelos Gavriel 158 – 4%
Ponders End – William Walton 223 – 2%
Southbury – Marie Nicholas 223 – 2%
Turkey Street – Steve Squire 278 – 3%

Greenwich
Coldharbour & New Eltham – Cliff Adams 401 – 3.8%
Eltham North – Roberta Woods 307 – 2.3%
Eltham South – Thelma Peete 248 – 2.5%
Eltham West – Paul Ramsey 314 – 4.8%
Middle Park & Sutcliffe – Nick Scanlon 313 – 3%

Havering
Gooshays – Ray Underwood 247 – 2.3%
Heaton – Kevin Layzell 556 – 6.1%

Hillingdon
Yiewsley – Vincent Evans 304 – 3.7%
South Ruislip – Gavin Cardy 223 – 2.5%

Kingston-upon-Thames
St James – David Child 100 – 1%

North West

Bolton
Tonge with The Haulgh – Dorothee Sayers 109 – 3.3%

Burnley
Gannow – John Rowe 149 – 4.8%
Rosegrove with Lowerhouse – Chris Vanns 297 – 21.9%

Manchester
Miles Platting & Newton Heath – Gareth Black 397 – 14.2%
Moston – Stephen Carden 153 – 4.2%

Pendle
Marsden – Brian Parker 339 – 29.8%
Vivary Bridge – John Rowe 154 – 11.4%

Salford
Cadishead – Brenda Leather 397 – 16.1%
Irwell Riverside – Gary Tumulty 73 – 3.4%
Langworthy – Kay Pollitt 86 – 3.4%
Pendlebury – Eddy O’Sullivan 122 – 4.4%
Winton – Wayne Tomlinson 323 – 12.3%

St Helens
Billinge & Seneley Green – Alan Brindle 64 – 1.2%
Thatto Heath – Paul Telford 51 – 2%
Town Centre – Peter Clayton 87 – 3.5%

Stockport
Bredbury & Woodley – Andy Webster 89 – 2%
Bredbury Green & Romiley – Tony Green 60 – 1%
Brinnington & Central – Brenda Waterhouse 93 – 3%
Heatons South – Sheila Spink 165 – 4%
Manor – Duncan Warner 67 – 2%
Reddish North – Paul Bennett 419 – 13%
Reddish South – Ged Williams 271 – 8%

Tameside
Ashton St Peter’s – Bill Kitchen 303 – 10.3%
Droylsden West – Ian Connor 106 – 3.4%

Wigan
Abram – Dennis Shambley 134 – 4.8%

South West

Exeter
Priory – Chris Stone 38 – 1.4%

West Midlands

Birmingham
Erdington – Frances Waldron 703 – 1.2%
Kingstanding – Frances Burke 92 – 2.1%
Shard End – Kevin McHugh 134 – 2.9%

Coventry
Bablake – Mark Badrick 74 – 1.7%
Binley & Willenhall – David Clarke 108 – 3%
Cheylesmore – Stephen Comer 327 – 7.7%
Henley – Rose Morris 109 – 3%
Holbrook – Christine Wilkins 292 – 8.1%
Longford – Frankie Bates 78 – 2%
Lower Stoke – Keith Oxford 70 – 1.76%
Radford – Arnold Clements 372 – 11.1%
Sherbourne – Mark Graham 73 – 2%
Upper Stoke – John Hurren 94 – 2.4%
Westwood – Darren Thomas 348 – 8.8%
Whoberley – Dawn Wagstaff 54 – 1.3%
Woodlands – Hunter Helmsley 69 – 1.6%

Dudley
Coseley East – Ken Griffiths 123 – 3.9%

Nuneaton & Bedworth
Arbury – Phillip Kimberley 48 – 2.9%
Barpool – Alwyn Deacon 71 – 4.4%
Bede – Yvonne Deacon 206 – 12.5%

Walsall
Birchills-Leamore – Bob Ball 140 – 4.8%

Wolverhampton
Bushbury North – Simon Patten 116 – 3.7%

Worcester
Battenhall – Jennifer Whitwam 16 – 0.8%
Bedwardine – Timothy Whitwam 37 – 1.5%
Cathedral – Andrew North 24 – 0.8%
Gorse Hill – Ashley Bradley 31 – 2.7%
Nunnery – Carl Mason 286 – 13%
Rainbow Hill – Alan Draper 36 – 2.8%
St John – Linda Bell 30 – 1%
Warndon – Julie Whitwam 32 – 2.9%

Northern Ireland

Mid & East Antrim
Coast Road – Robert Bell 101 – 1.8%
Coast Road – Steven Moore 73 – 1.3%

National Front (Ian Edward’s faction)

Basildon
Laindon Park – Anthony Harms 21 – 1%
Lee Chapel North – Thomas Beaney 80 – 2%

Hillingdon
Harefield – Ian Edward 198 – 4.8%

Southend
Victoria – Bernadette Jaggers 18 – 1.3%

Thurrock
Grays Thurrock – Thomas Davis 51 – 2.2%
Tilbury Riverside & Thurrock Park – Mick Griffin 59 – 4.5%

National Front (Kevin Bryan’s faction)

Croydon
Croham – Tony Martin

Lewisham
Downham – Tess Culnane

Sutton
Worcester Park – Richard Edmonds 185 – 1.8%

British Democratic Party

Bradford
Royds – Dr Jim Lewthwaite 152 – 4.5%
Tong – Liam Kernaghan 115 – 4.2%

Leeds
Middleton Park – Kevin Meeson 358 – 6.9%

Newcastle
Benwell & Scotswood – Ken Booth 136 – 4.8%
Elswick – Kenny Baldwin 414 – 18.5%
Fenham – Russ Rickerby 121 – 4.3%

Redbridge
Hainault – Julian Leppert 284 – 3%

Bexley Independents

Bexley
Blackfen & Lamorbey – Michael Barnbrook 884 – 10%

Other Independents

Bradford
Queensbury – Paul Cromie 1377 – 35.8%


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