We don’t often write about elections outside of our district. However Basildon Tory Councillor Stephen Horgan’ does have an interesting item on his blog tonight:
BNP come third in Noak Bridge
The results are in for the Noak Bridge Parish Council by-election. There were two independent candidates and the BNP, who put out three leaflets and canvassed extensively. It is in the context of all that effort that the result should be considered:
Party Votes %
Independent 244 49%
Independent 166 33%
British National Party 89 18%
They lost, and lost badly in a field that included none of the other parties that regularly fight elections in Basildon District. I am very proud of our people today.
It is still concerning that 89 people voted for a party which promulgates hatred and division.