Carlos for London! British National Party mayoral candidate announced

Wed, 07/09/2011 - 13:42
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“So much for ‘xenophobic’!” British National Party chooses Italian for London mayor. 

Next year sees elections in London for Mayor and the Greater London Assembly. With an annual budget of £3,823 Million, the GLA is one of the most powerful elected bodies in the country, so it’s important to have a British National Party presence on it to help check and expose the anti-English discrimination and political correctness peddled by the old parties.

“We’ve already started our 2012 campaign, with teams out in high streets to raise our profile as a grass-roots party,” London Regional Organiser Steve Squire tells our news team. “Our candidate for Mayor – up against Boris Johnson and ‘Red’ Ken Livingstone – is our Press Officer, Carlos Cortiglia.

“Carlos is well-known as a committed London activist and widely respected as an efficient member of our capital team. He brings to the job passion and thoughtful enthusiasm and gives Londoners a real choice rather than just having to choose between a Tory clown or a dangerous Labour crank.”

The party will also be standing a full slate in the GLA top-up list, where 5% of the vote will win back the seat we won in 2008. A second seat could be secured with anything over 8.8% of the vote.

“Steve and Carlos are key players in a really good team we’ve got working hard in London now,” says National Organiser Adam Walker. And on top of all the hard work being put in on the streets, there’s now been the riot Wake Up call. So we’re in with a real chance, especially if activists from outside London come in to help, and if old and new donors alike get behind our campaign to retake our GLA seat.”

Carlos was born in Uruguay to parents of Italian and Spanish ancestry and moved to England in 1989. He has worked for the BBC World Service and was involved in several areas of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including television, radio and Internet via London Radio Service, British Satellite News, APTN and other media. Carlos has been married for almost seventeen years and has three children born in Britain and in full-time education. 

“English is the main language of the United Kingdom, and I believe that anybody wanting to come and settle down in Britain should work, pay taxes and be willing to learn English and use English as his or her main language. Everyone must respect British customs and British traditions instead of trying to impose foreign languages and foreign cultures in Britain. I want a British Britain.”

To get updates on the British National Party’s London 2012 GLA campaign, please join our official London Facebook page here.


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