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Burnley—anti-fascists aim to kick out the last few BNP councillors

Issue No. 2300

 (Pic: Paul Jenkins)

(Pic: Paul Jenkins)


Unite Against Fascism campaigners around Britain went door-to-door last weekend campaigning against the British National Party (BNP) and other fascist organisations.

In Burnley, Lancashire, anti-fascists leafleted every house in Hapton with Park ward (see right). They aim to kick out the BNP’s Sharon Wilkinson, the last remaining Nazi on Burnley borough council.

If they succeed, Burnley council will be BNP-free for the first time since 2002, when the fascist party made its electoral breakthrough there.

The BNP has been cleared out of other former strongholds recently. It lost its last seat in Stoke-on‑Trent last year. And in 2010 it lost all its 12 councillors in Barking & Dagenham.

In all these campaigns anti‑fascists have played a prominent role.

They urged the anti-BNP majority to use their vote against the party—and explained to prospective BNP voters that they were backing a Nazi organisation.


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