Friday, May 04, 2007
With just a few key councils still to declare we can happily say that the BNP has not made its promised breakthrough in the 2007 local elections. Despite standing over 750 district and borough candidates (and boasts of winning up to 60 seats) the current net gain is ZERO.
The BNP has so far won eight council wards but then they have also lost eight council wards.
BNP gains have taken place in Stoke-on-Trent (3), North West Leicestershire (2), Charnwood (1), Bradford (1) and Burnley (1).
However the BNP lost seats in Burnley (3), Bradford (1), Calderdale (1), Stoke-on-Trent (1), South Holland (1) and Broxbourne (1).
Particularly pleasing were the great results in Sandwell, Bradford, Kirklees, Epping, Dudley and Burnley. Even in Stoke-on-Trent, where the BNP won three, they lost in both of the key wards where a strong campaign was fought.
Searchlight’s campaign website has the full BNP results and they will shortly be producing a more detailed summary of the election results and campaign reports from around the country.