The party’s Chairman, Nick Griffin MEP, came to the North East region on Friday 15th February, as part of his Regional Tour.
The meeting was opened up by the North East’s Regional Organiser, Pete Molloy, who talked about where the party will be fielding candidates in the region in this year’s local elections.
There are County Council elections taking place and so far the party will be fielding candidates in the County Durham Unitary Council elections.
Mr Molloy said “It is important that people come to Spennymoor and help out since this is where the party have a real chance of winning a council seat.
I know it can be tempting for people to stay in their own areas to do a bit of activism, but this is pointless when those areas have no elections this year.”
The last time the party stood in the County Council elections in Durham, our candidate Adam Walker was only 124 votes behind Labour and getting a seat, so with help and a bit of hard work, a seat on the county council is achievable.
After Pete Molloy came the party’s National Organiser, Adam Walker, who explained the importance of signing people up to postal voting and improving branches income by getting members and supporters to sign up to standing orders.
Mr Walker said “Since the by-election in Spennymoor last month where Pete got 26 per cent of the vote, both Pete and I have signed up about 35 postal voters that will surely help to improve our vote.
With regards to standing order mandates, County Durham BNP has around £45 a month coming in, which is building up in our account ready to buy leaflets etc.”
It was the turn of the party Chairmen to address the audience after the interval and covered many different areas.
The main focus of his speech was how we, as a party, need to show the British people that the British National Party is the only party that truly cares for them by getting more involved with community projects like operating food banks for our needy.
The evening was a great success with £112.45p being raised for the region from a raffle, collection and sale of hot dogs.