As well as seeing the far right fail to muster a single candidate for the Police & Crime Commissioner last week, they also did very badly in the Corby by-election. The BNP fielded Gordon Riddell who only got 1.7% of the vote (in 2010 the party got 4.7% in Corby) and the English Democrats’ David Wickham did even worse with 1.2%. That’s two more lost deposits for the fascists!
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A Council byelection for the East Ward in Corby was held yesterday. Local organiser Gordon Riddell came third for the BNP, beating the Libdems into fourth place. The fascists polled 9.4%, which was down 0.7% from 2011’s ballot in the same ward. The BNP see this as a promising locale, and have been aiming to make political capital out of recent allegations of sexual grooming of vulnerable girls by older men, some of whom are Asian, in Corby. As we have discussed in the light of similar cases elsewhere, this is a subject which the far right think they can harness to their own advantage. The BNP will be disappointed that they failed to increase their vote share on Thursday, but seem likely to continue attempting to exploit tensions in Northants.