Saturday, April 22, 2006
BNP Set to Become Official Opposition on Barking Council Says Poll
Tomorrow's Sunday Mirror carries a very depressing poll. An unbelievable 45.5% of the voters of Barking are set to vote for the BNP in the council elections on May 4th. As they have 13 candidates standing they could become the official opposition party to Labour. The poll put the BNP ahead of Labour, on 36.3%, the Tories (12.7%) and the Liberal Democrats (4.5%). The poll comes ahead of a report from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust expected to suggest that up to one in four voters across Britain would be willing to consider voting BNP. Labour has 43 of the 51 seats on Barking and Dagenham Council, all of which are up for grabs on May 4. The Sunday Mirror also surveyed three BNP target seats in Bradford, finding that 7% of those planning to vote said they would back Nick Griffin's party - almost double their 4.3% share of the national vote in the 2005 General Election.