BNP Runs First Ever Election Campaign on Halal Meat IssueThe British National Party’s Adam Walker has made the banning of halal meat in local schools his main policy in an upcoming by-election in his hometown of Spennymoor, County Durham, reports local activist Stephen Palmer.
A recent Freedom of Information request by Adam's brother, Mark Walker, revealed that nearly half (16 out of 37) of the county's secondary schools and 32 of its 240 primary schools serve the ritually slaughtered meat to pupils.
"I think it's outrageous that so many of our schools serve halal to their pupils, especially in a county in which only around one percent of the population is Muslim," said Mr Walker.
"This is another instance of our politically correct government putting the interests of the vocal minority ahead of those of the indigenous majority. If I am elected to the town council, I shall put forward a motion for the banning of this barbarically slaughtered food."
Other issues in the campaign include opposition to drastic local budget cuts and waste of Council funds, and a tough approach to the town's rising instances of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Mr Walker will be standing for election in the Low Spennymoor and Tudhoe Grange ward of Spennymoor on Thursday 16 December 2010. He stood in the region for a county council election in 2008 and polled an impressive 933 votes, coming a close third behind the two elected Labour councillors.
Much leafleting has already been done in the ward, but there is still plenty more to do. Anyone interested in helping with the campaign should visit their blog, County Durham Patriots, for information, or email weardale @ bnp.org.uk.
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