Saturday, 17 April 2010

BNP to stand in Birkdale


SEFTON METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
ELECTION OF COUNCILLORS

THURSDAY, 6 MAY 2010

The following is a statement as to the persons nominated for election as Councillors for the

BIRKDALE WARD

STATEMENT AS TO PERSONS NOMINATED

The following persons have been nominated:

Candidate’s Surname

Other Names in full

Home Address
in full

Description
 (if any)

Name of Proposer

Decision of Returning Officer that Nomination Paper is invalid or other reason why a person nominated no longer stands nominated
BRODIE BROWNE
Iain Malcolm
27 Dunkirk Rd
Birkdale
Southport
PR8 4QZ
Liberal Democrats    
John Pugh


DURRANCE
Terry John
368 Liverpool Road
Birkdale
Southport
PR8 3BZ
U.K. Independence Party    
David Matthews


HENNEY
Jimmy
58 New-Cut Lane
Halsall
PR8 3DW
The Southport Party    
Arthur R. Rimmer


LEARY
Jane
11 Chesterfield Road
Crosby
Liverpool
L23 9XL
British National Party  Local People First    
Mark A. Erickson-Rohrer


REGAN
Cath
192 Sandbrook Road
Ainsdale
Southport
PR8 3RW
The Conservative Party Candidate    
Peter G. Pentall


ROBINSON
Frank Michael
63 Dunbar Road
Birkdale
Southport
PR8 4RJ
The Labour Party Candidate    
Susan M. Robinson




Right wing voters in Birkdale-who have been in the minority for many years-are spoilt for choice in this years. Terry Durrance is standing again for UKIP in addition to his role as their parliamentary candidate. I profoundly disagree with Terry about his politics but I do acknowledge that he is a genuine local man who diligently tries to champion his cause. In my experience he does so in a courteous and proper manner. 

The other right wing candidates are not local to Birkdale-and in the case of the Southport party doesn't live in the town at all!

That is also true of the BNP candidate. I am confident that she will finish bottom of the poll. Birkdale people will want nothing to do with her politics of hate, racism and negativeness. I would not ban her from standing. We need to defeat their arguments and show that there is a better way for us all to live and prosper together. I was very proud of the way that Nick Clegg stood up for decency in these matters in the debate on Thursday. We will do our best to follow his example.

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