British National Party Will Fight Barnsley Central By-Election
The British National Party will contest the Barnsley by-election, caused by the resignation of convicted Labour Party criminal MP Eric Illsey, the party has announced.
Preparations are already underway to select a candidate, and an announcement in this regard will be made at a special meeting in the constituency on 29 January, reports Doug Ward, Yorkshire British National Party press officer.
Created in 1983, Barnsley Central covers a similar area to that of the former Barnsley constituency. It is considered a safe Labour seat.
In the 2010 election, British National Party candidate Ian Sutton polled 3,307 votes, one of the highest in Yorkshire.
This was up substantially from the British National Party vote in the 2005 election, when some 1,403 people put their cross next to the party’s name. That year was also the first time that the British National Party contested the constituency.
All activists are urged to make plans to attend the campaign meeting on 29 January. Details will be released shortly.If you liked this news article, please donate to help with running costs and improvements of the British national Party website.
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