Our Results for the County Council Elections

Here are the election  results for our three candidates:

Leicestershire County Council

Loughborough South

Robert SHARP –  Labour Party 1449 – 51.8%
David SLATER – Conservative 921 – 32.9%
Kevan STAFFORD  – British Democrats 206 – 7.4%
Diana BRASS – Liberal Democrat 162 – 5.8%
Tony ONIONS – TU & Soc Against Cuts 60 – 2.1%

Coalville

Terri EYNON – Labour Party 1294 – 44.7%
Phil HOLLAND –  UKIP 825 28.5%
John COTTERILL  – Conservative 476 – 16.4%
Graham PARTNER –  British Democrats 215 – 7.4%
Lee WINDRAM – Liberal Democrat 84 – 2.9%

Lancashire County Council

Pendle Central

Dorothy Lord – Liberal Democrats 1055 –
Ian Graham – Labour 864 –
Tommy Cooney – Conservatives 847 –
Brian Parker – BNP 423 – 12.7%
Gary Topping – Brit Dems 133 – 4%

14 thoughts on “Our Results for the County Council Elections

  1. I notice that in Pendle Central that the BNP’s share of the vote has crashed from 23.4% to 12.7% – meaning that it has been halved! The other BNP Burnley and Pendle results are as bad or worse. In Padiham, a seat the BNP was defending and loss their share of the vote fell from 30.7% to just 13.4%

    I find it surprising that despite the BDP being just 10 weeks out that its two Leicestershire results are similar to those of the BNP which has been established for thirty years – that bodes well for the Brit Dems.

    If the county council results have a message then it is that the BNP as an electoral force is finished.

  2. Very good results for a party unknown to the public and only in existence a few weeks.

    Nationalist parties have a not undeserved reputation for being shoddy affairs often lacking intellectual substance at least in so far as those willing to identify themselves.

    The BDP must offer a substance not seen before and alone from the thoughtful quality of the material and debate on the web site the prospects are good.

    UKIP may be the current flavour of the month but it is weak on substance. Its success has been bought by addressing easy points in a simplistic manner. Its web site offers little but announcements and links to press coverage.

  3. Over the years I have seen many nationalist and “Right-Wing” election campaigns. But I have never seen a party gain 7.4% of the poll and beat the Liberals (in all their forms), in less than three months since its foundation. The Brit Dems did this twice in Leicestershire. Well done Kevan and Graham!
    Pendle Central was par for the course in the circumstances. Perhaps we should not have fought the BNP at this stage.

  4. That makes an average of 6.2% for the Brit Dems far better than the 2% obtained by the 13 BNP candidates standing in Essex once a BNP heartland..

  5. Identical results for Kevan and Graham but I notice there was no UKIP against Kevan and they gained 28% in Coalville so undoubtably Graham could have scored much higher without the UKIP surger to contend with.

    Still a good effort by two lone candidates though.

  6. Superb results considering the fact that the BDP is so young and the electorate are yet to fully learn what we stand for. Congratulations to our hard working candidates and to all those who helped get these excellent results. The onus now must surely be on doing our utmost to get our message across to the wider public in time for the next elections. We must then stand as many candidates as we possibly can.

  7. Encouraging results! As an American friend I have no huge animus against the BNP, so it is fantastic to see you achieve such a good result in districts the BNP (and NF) had not bothered to contest.

  8. I’ve not gone through every result but my guestimate is that the average BDP vote was higher than the average BNP vote. The BDP averaged just over 6% whilst the BNP was around 4.5%. The reason why the BNP vote was so bad is because around half their candidates were paper candidates. That means in many wards they didn’t canvass and didn’t even put out out election material. The reason they did this I suspect was that Griffin was desperate to give the impression that the BNP is bigger and in better shape than it really is. It seems to have backfired big style as all it has achieved is to make the BNP look pathetic. Votes of 33, 34, 35 puts the BNP in joke party territory. Will Griffin go – no – not so long as mugs keep hitting the donate button.

    1. I am almost speechless! I have just visited the BNP site where the big news is that a Shrops BNP organiser has been elected to an obscure PARISH council!!!!! If the fact that someone being elected to a parish council shows just how desperate the BNP now is for something successful to report then I can tell you it gets worse. I have, unlike the BNP presumably, actually had a look at the nomination form for Cheswardine parish online and discovered that the “successful BNP candidate” didn’t even stand as a BNP candidate but as an independent – the description box on the nomination form is in fact blank!!! How so very very sad that the BNP has now got nothing to offer its remaining members but deceit!!!! Google Cheswardine Parish Council and check it out for yourself.

      1. I have checked the reference and can confirm that the chap was not elected as a bnp rep but as an independent. That being the case then the article on the bnp website can only be there to deceive. If you have to deceive your own followers then what hope have you?

  9. What a complete sick joke the BNP is thanks largely though not exclusively to Griffin. Now, UKIP is soaring away and unless the media’s utterly shameless promotion of them is ‘switched-off’ or the fact they have little in the way of a coherent political philosophy is discerned by the electorate nationalism in Britain will struggle to make an impact.

  10. Certainly a promising start. I fear however, that neither the BDP or any avowedly nationalist party will make any electoral headway where they are contesting seats in which UKIP are also standing. In seats where UKIP are NOT standing, there is great potential as the electorate clearly have an appetite for voting against the EU and immigration. Such seats will likely be few and far between for the forseeable future. I do think we should try to take a more positive angle on UKIP and see them as an enabling force to change the political climate which will offer us much greater opportunites in future. After all, they will soon be involved in the process of actual government at local level, so will be on the defensive Their record will then be analysed and when found to be lacking, voters will seek other alternatives.

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