Sunday, June 07, 2009
BNP win seats in Yorkshire & North West!
SKY News has just reported that Andrew Brons has been elected. Has has Nick Griffin.
BNP wins European Parliament seat
The BNP has won its first MEP in what is shaping up to be an historic defeat for Labour in the European elections.
Health Secretary Andy Burnham said the BNP win was a "sad moment". The BNP candidate said it was the "first step to freedom" from EU "dictatorship".
Labour could be on course to dip below 20% of the vote in what Harriet Harman has called a "very dismal" night.
The party lost a whopping 12% in Wales, which saw it lose there for the first time since 1918.
The BNP won its first MEP after gaining more than 120,000 votes in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Earlier, protesters briefly stopped BNP leader Nick Griffin from entering the building in Manchester where results of European elections are being announced.
The BNP won more than 120,139 votes in the Yorkshire region, slightly less than in 2004, but enough to take one of the six seats on offer in the region.
Successful candidate Andrew Brons, a retired university lecturer, acknowledged that his victory would not be "universally popular".
Despite the lies, money and misrepresentation, we have managed to win through
Andrew Brons, BNP
He said the party, which is accused by its opponents of stirring racial hatred, something it denies, had survived an "onslaught" by the media and the political classes during the campaign.
"Despite the lies, money and misrepresentation, we have managed to win through," he said.
The election was the "first step" towards the UK removing itself from the "EU dictatorship", he added.
The BNP also hopes to win a seat in the North West region, where its leader Nick Griffin is standing.
But as he arrived at the count on Sunday, his car was surrounded by noisy protesters and it drove off without him getting out.
Mr Griffin later entered the building through the back entrance.
The BNP leader was accompanied by a number of minders.
There is a substantial police presence outside Manchester Town Hall, where the votes for the region are being counted.
Police said one man was arrested in scuffles when Mr Griffin tried to get into the building through the front entrance and his car was surrounded by a small crowd of noisy protesters.
"Mr Griffin has been driven away to avoid the protests that they have set up at both entrances," a council spokesman said.
"Mr Griffin, as one of the MEP candidates, will have to gain access to the town hall at some point for the count," it added.
The BNP has targeted the North West during the campaign.
It won one of its three English county council seats in Burnley in Thursday's elections.
The BNP is hoping to improve on its European performance in 2004 when it won just under 5% of the vote.
Discussion on this breakthrough is going on in the NATIONALISTS ONLINE forum link here; http://www.nwn-forum.co.uk/index.php