Published on Friday, 20 April 2012 00:16 Written by Sonia Gable
The British National Party was soundly defeated in Thursday’s Barking and Dagenham council by-election in Goresbrook. Voting was:
Labour 1,113 (57.8%)
BNP 593 (30.8%)
UKIP 91 (4.7%)
Conservatives 81 (4.2%)
Liberal Democrats 48 (2.5%)
Goresbrook was where the BNP won its very first seat in Barking and Dagenham in September 2004, but failed to retain it after Daniel Kelley resigned in May 2005. However the BNP went on to take 12 seats in 2006, including two in Goresbrook, all of which were lost at the next election in 2010.
Unite Against Fascism, Barking Says No, the National Union of Teachers and Searchlight distributed a joint leaflet (below) in this by-election which exposed the true nature of the racist thug standing for the BNP.