Tuesday, 8 May 2007

BNP's failure 'masks worrying levels of support'

The BNP's failure to gain seats in last week's elections masks worrying levels of support, according to Labour MP Jon Cruddas.

Speaking at a rally in support of better rights for immigrants and asylum seekers in Trafalgar Square at the weekend, Cruddas said that the BNP achieved very significant levels of support in some parts of the country, polling in excess of 27% of the votes cast in the wards they contested in Stoke-on-Trent and close to a quarter of the votes in Rotherham, Burnley, Sandwell and Thurrock.

An extra 2,500 votes in North Wales would have seen the BNP gain a seat in the Welsh Assembly. Read more.

Ed: I'll add this to my Told You So tee-shirt.

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