‘Hold your noses and vote UKIP’ says BNP

| Friday, 30 June 2006

The British National Party told Bromley voters to "hold your nose and vote UKIP" a day before the parliamentary by-election in Bromley and Chislehurst. Despite its consistent criticism of the anti-EU UK Independence Party, the BNP backed Nigel Farage, leader of the UKIP's group of MEPs in the European Parliament, over its far-right rival, the National Front. Explaining that the... Read more

BNP suffers two more election failures

| Wednesday, 28 June 2006

The British National Party notched up two more poor by-election results on 22 June. In Plymouth Liam Birch's exposure in the local press as a Holocaust denier and racist before the election did little to endear him to voters. He received just 200 votes, coming fifth with 5.3% of the poll. Birch was sacked as an assistant warden at a... Read more

NF march banned by Home Secretary

| Tuesday, 27 June 2006

The Home Secretary John Reid has banned a march planned for Bedfordshire by the extreme right-wing National Front. Bedfordshire Police applied to the Home Office to ban Saturday's event amid concerns from council leaders and race relations officials in Luton. The application by police and Luton Borough Council was made under the Public Order Act, and followed fears for public safety. It means... Read more

Anti-BNP activities Redbridge and Barking

| Monday, 26 June 2006

The British National Party is currently trying to consolidate and extend its council election gains in May, which left it with six councillors in Debden on Epping Forest council, one in Hainault, Redbridge, and 11 in Barking and Dagenham. The BNP is contesting the by-election in Bridge ward, Redbridge, which takes place on 13 July. The candidate is Danny Warville, the... Read more

No Jail Term For Abuse Councillor

| Friday, 23 June 2006

MAGISTRATES have told a Burnley British National Party councillor he had narrowly escaped jail after being found guilty of racially abusing a group of Asian men during a night out. Despite pleading his innocence, Coun. Brian Turner (43), who is a painter and decorator, was convicted following a trial in May. The case followed an incident in November last year outside... Read more

Action urged on far-right website

| Wednesday, 21 June 2006

A far-right website which publishes leftwingers' addresses has come under fire in the Commons in the wake of a knife attack on a union activist. Alec McFadden narrowly avoided being blinded in the attack, which resulted in cuts to his face and hands. Labour MP Angela Eagle urged ministers to take action against Redwatch after the attack at her constituent's home. Home Office... Read more

Councillors ‘snub’ debate over NHS

Alison Dayani | Monday, 19 June 2006

TWO of Birmingham's newly appointed councillors have come under fire for snubbing their first council meeting to help turn around the National Health Service. British National Party councillor Sharon Ebanks and Salma Yaqoob, of Respect, both have seats on the city council's health scrutiny committee but did not turn up or send apologies for their absence. The are both paid £15,000 a... Read more

Daddy's girl

Bob Hayward | Sunday, 18 June 2006

A FATHER and his teenage daughter enjoy a happy night out together at a cabaret show in Birmingham. The shy-looking girl in the pale blue dress is now controversial BNP councillor Sharon Ebanks. The man looking over his shoulder is her dad, Radwell. The photograph was taken at The Night Out Theatre Restaurant in Horsefair, Birmingham city centre, which has since closed. At the... Read more

Searchlight investigation exposes architects’ institute would-be president as BNP activist

| Thursday, 15 June 2006

One of three candidates for the next president of the Royal Institute of British Architects is a very active British National Party member, Searchlight has discovered. Peter Phillips, an architect and property owner in Redhill, Surrey, managed to obtain the 60 nominating signatures from fellow chartered architects needed to stand in the election, for which ballot papers were sent out... Read more

BNP man accused of vote buying

Jo Winrow | Friday, 9 June 2006

A British National Party councillor is being investigated by police over claims he bought votes by paying for an old folks' Christmas party. Paul Cromie was elected to represent the Queensbury ward at last month's Council elections. But he has been reported to Bradford Council over allegations he gave £100 to residents at the Goodwin House sheltered housing complex in exchange for... Read more

Hartlepool voters reject BNP

| Friday, 9 June 2006

A BNP candidate came fourth out of five in a council election in Hartlepool's Brus ward on 8 June. The contest had been postponed from 4 May because of a candidate's death. In a low 18.4% turnout, Labour held the seat comfortably despite a 3.1% swing to the Liberal Democrats since June 2004, when all three council seats were up for... Read more

BNP talks a load of footballs

| Thursday, 8 June 2006

Birmingham's wrongly elected BNP councillor has denied saying that she would not support England in the World Cup because the team has too many black players. The Birmingham Mail discovered the racist comments on Ebanks's website, which she uses for an "advice column" relating to her disputed council seat in Kingstanding. As well as being festooned with BNP slogans, the website... Read more

BNP Holocaust denier sacked

| Thursday, 8 June 2006

A BNP council election candidate has been sacked as an assistant warden at a Plymouth University hall of residence because of the racist contents of his weblog. Liam Birch, who is standing in a by-election in Southway ward on 22 June, came to the attention of the Monitoring Group Rural Racism Project in Plymouth after his nomination was announced. At... Read more

Forthcoming by-elections

| Wednesday, 7 June 2006

The BNP is fielding candidates in five English council by-elections later this month. Christopher Lawrence Hill is contesting a Lancaster City Council by-election in Skerton West on 22 June against Conservative and Labour opponents. The election follows the death of a Labour councillor. Hill is a mature student at Lancaster university. Also on 22 June, Liam Birch is standing for... Read more

FREE theatre performance, Banner Theatre company's MIGRANT VOICES

| Wednesday, 7 June 2006

Thurs 8 June - 7pm Moorside School, Beaconsfield St, Arthurs Hill, Newcastle Hosted by Newcastle City Unison More info contact: Ed Whitby Campaigns officer (ed.whitby@workersliberty.org) Migrant Voices: Touring in 2006 Migrant Voices explores the real-life experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in twenty-first century Britain – how they got here, why they came, and what they have found here. Based on in-depth interviews... Read more

BNP agent jailed

| Wednesday, 7 June 2006

LEADERS and members of the BNP have vowed to stand by Worcestershire organiser Kevin Hughes, who was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Mr Hughes, who was the election agent for Redditch councillor David Enderby in his successful campaign in the May local elections,was found guilty of racially aggravated common assault at Worcester Crown Court on May 24. But West Midlands organiser... Read more

Labour claims Birmingham council seat from BNP after recount

| Wednesday, 7 June 2006

A Labour party candidate today won a recount of a local election result which gave a BNP candidate a seat by mistake. Sharon Ebanks became Birmingham's first BNP councillor in May when she was declared the winner of one of two vacant seats in Kingstanding ward. She polled 2,310 votes with Labour candidates Zoe Hopkins and Catherine Grundy achieving 2,088 and 1,973... Read more

The future 'integration' of Romanies in the European Union

| Monday, 5 June 2006

You are warmly invited to a panel discussion on Citizens or Denizens? The future 'integration' of Romanies in the European Union, in association with the Central London Europe Group (CLEG) and the London School of Economics (LSE) Praxis Society (Department of Sociology) Keynote Address: Baroness Sarah Ludford, MEP Speakers:• Barbora Bukovska• Angela Kocze• Martin Kovats• Florina Zoltan Moderator: Nidhi Trehan, LSE-Sociology Date and time:... Read more

No thanks! BNP demands cash for interview with Sunday Life

Sinead McCavana | Sunday, 4 June 2006

THE right-wing leader of the British National Party in Ulster demanded CASH in exchange for an interview with Sunday Life. Kieran Dinsmore said that a fee would have to be paid upfront before he would talk to the paper - and even then he would only communicate via email. Sunday Life had requested an interview with the BNP's local chief about plans... Read more