Irwell Riverside, Salford MBC ( Salford moving to Salford & Eccles) a Lab hold: Con vote was 12% -3, Lab 38% -7, LD 18% -22, BNP 17% from nowhere, Green 8% from nowhere, UKIP 8% from nowhere.
So 33% of the electorate moved away from the main parties to back fringe parties. Ms Blears said that the politics of the BNP had been "rejected". Not by 17% of the electorate though. Interestingly, the big losers were the LibDems. I wonder if that will be repeated on June 4th. They used to be seen as the recipients of so-called "dustbin votes" from people who wished a plague on the houses of the two main parties. Now people have several other alternatives.