Derbyshire BNP have only mustered 4 candidates for the County Council elections next month. The same tired old faces are:
- Greater Heanor – Cliff Roper
- Heanor Central – Adrian Barry Hickman
- Ripley East & Codnor – Alan Edwards
- Ripley West & Heage – Ken Cooper
In 2009 they fielded 17 candidates and the NF fielded one. It’s another poor showing for the fascists.
Now that they are all announced we can see just how badly the BNP are doing in terms of putting up candidates compared to their campaign in 2009. Back then they fielded 115 candidates in the 5 East Midlands counties. This time they’ve only managed to find 27 willing to stand – less than a quarter of the 2009 figure. It can’t be money for deposits that’s the problem because the party has been trumpeting about the generous bequests it’s been receiving from its elderly supporters in recent months. The fact is that members have left the party in droves so the remaining organisers are scrabbling around desperate to find someone, anyone, who will stand for them.