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BNP fail in attempt to get back onto Barking council

Issue No. 2209

The BNP’s Richard Barnbrook was defeated in a council by-election in Goresbrook ward in Barking and Dagenham, East London, yesterday.

Labour won the seat with 881 votes, against the BNP’s 642 votes.

Barking and Dagenham council remains Nazi-free.

The BNP lost all 12 seats it had held on the council in May’s local elections, with Labour winning all 51 seats.

Barnbrook was previously one of two BNP councillors for Goresbrook and the leader of the BNP council group.

Unite Against Fascism leafleted and campaigned in the by-election putting the case that the BNP are Nazis and shouldn’t be allowed to sneak back onto the council.

The by-election took place after a technical challenge to the Labour candidate. The Labour candidate stood again and won.

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Fri 9 Jul 2010, 14:31 BST
Issue No. 2209
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