The news that political parties could earn funding based on the number of votes they receive is just another attempt to shut out smaller parties and make the rich parties richer, as British National Party Media Spokesman Simon Darby points out in his latest blog post.
The contesting of an Enfield Council ward by the British National Party for the first time has given a real political choice to its electorate, reports London Organiser Steve Squire.
The British National Party's Enis Dalton has beaten the Liberal Democrats into sixth place in a massively reduced turnout in the Barnsley by-election.
In-depth result analysis by Nick Griffin
Oldham East and Saddleworth
By-election, 13th January 2011 – Turnout 48.1%
Debbie Abrahams, Labour 14,718 votes – 42.1%
Elwyn Watkins, Liberal Democrat 11,160 votes – 31.9%
Kashif Ali, Conservative 4,481 votes – 12.8%
Paul Nuttall, UKIP 2,029 votes – 5.8%
Derek Adams, BNP 1,560 votes – 4.5%
Peter Allen, Green 530 votes – 1.5%
Nick "The Flying Brick" Delves, Monster Raving Loony 145 votes – 0.4%
Stephen Morris, English Democrats 144 votes - 0.4%
Loz Kaye, Pirate 96 votes – 0.3%
David Bishop, Bus-Pass Elvis 67 votes – 0.2%