Sunday, 1 July 2012

Sileby Ward by-election

On Thursday 28 June the BNP contested the Sileby Ward of Charnwood borough council for the first time. We have previously stood in the County Council division which includes Sileby but never in the Ward.

There was a low turnout of 23% which reflects the national mood of disillusionment with politics amongst the British people.

We were represented by Charnwood branch organiser Steve Denham.

 Steve Denham speaking at the last Leicestershire branch meeting

The full result was:
Conservative 703 (Elected)
Labour 450
BNP 93 (7.3%)
Liberal Democrat 29

At the last full elections for this seat it was a straight fight between Labour and the Tories and it was clear that this time people chose to try and punish the Tories by voting for Labour, who they felt was the more likely to beat them. The Conservative majority dropped as a result and we were pleased to beat the Lib Dems.

Congratulations to Steve Denham and his team on an encouraging first time vote.

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