“Real voters” on BNP leaflets are all candidates

The BNP is so short of support it has resorted to using candidates masquerading as regular voters to spread their bile.

The BNP is so short of support, unable to muster enough members of the public to appear on their hate-filled leaflets it has resorted to using candidates masquerading as regular voters to spread their message of hate. All four “voters” pictured on BNP PPC for Tunbridge Wells Andy McBride’s election leaflets are BNP parliamentary candidates – three of them councillors.

The four are (clockwise from top left): Cllr Ian Mellor, PPC for NW Leicestershire; Cllr Cathy Duffy, PPC for Charnwood; Christina Evans, PPC for Ludlow; and Cllr David Owens, PPC for Boston & Skegness.

David Owens alone is pictured in at least six more leaflets, playing the part of an ordinary local in Mid Sussex, Birmingham Yardley, Broxbourne, Beckenham, NW Leicestershire and Brentford & Isleworth, as well as the Tunbridge Wells leaflet.

As the “Vote No To The BNP” blog says:

“At the very least voters in the areas where these leaflets are being distributed should be made aware that the person claiming to be a British National Party voter is in fact a candidate standing for the party in another area of the country.

“The British National Party (BNP) seem to be intent on deceiving British voters in whatever way they can, and it doesn’t say much for them that they have to use their own candidates to pose as ‘voters’ in election materials, can they not find real people who actually want to vote for them?

“It seems the BNP never learn in their attempts to fool the public by using fake supporters, in recent months the BNP have used another candidate to pose as a soldier whilst out campaigning with Nick Griffin in Barking and they have also been using an American family to pose as British voters in their election materials.”

Though the BNP’s tactics are disengenuous, deceitful and misleading, “they are not in breach of Electoral Commission law,” a spokesman for the commission told Left Foot Forward.

Hat-tips: Vote No To The BNP, The Straight Choice and Hope Not Hate.

32 Responses to ““Real voters” on BNP leaflets are all candidates”

  1. Dave Cole

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  2. Lisa Quattromini

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  3. CAROLE CULLEN

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  4. Tom Pearson

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  5. Chris Roberts

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  7. VoteGlobal

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  8. Lisa Quattromini

    Christina Evans and David Owens also appear on the BNP leaflet for their candidate Len Heather in Norwich South.

    I’ll add your info to my Norwich South election blog to help in the whole awareness spreading thing!

    Thanks

  9. Lisa Quattromini

    Yesterday's blog //nr2bornot.blogspot.com/ updated thanks to @leftfootfwd "Real voters" on BNP leaflets… //bit.ly/9M1OUg #ge2010

  10. Liz McShane

    BNP PC for Croydon Central, Cllr Cliff Le May, (wonder if he’s also a member of Le Pen’s FN Party…)has sent hate mail to one of his Tory rivals – he pulls no punches…….:

    //www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/topstories/8124897.BNP_candidate_sends_hate_mail_to_rival/

  11. Andy Sutherland

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  12. The Straight Choice

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  13. Sam the Drummer

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  14. Ian

    Evans and Owens also appear on the leaflet used in Corby, Northants. I live in that constituency and received one recently, the BNP candidate is Roy Davies and I’m pretty sure it’s the exact same leaflet.

  15. Andrew Craib

    RT @mrdrummerman: RT @leftfootfwd: "Real voters" on BNP leaflets are all candidates: //bit.ly/9M1OUg #ge2010 @ScotBNP xD

  16. John Holmes

    The bottom two are also on leaflets in York Central

  17. Chris Roberts

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  20. Liz McShane

    The BNP are obviously in to recycling (their candidates that is) in a big way – contradicting their traditional views on the environment/green issues…..

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  32. stoppitnow

    Don’t be so stupid!
    Of course they are voters, and candidates. Why would they vote for someone else?
    I stood in our local elections in 2014 and voted for myself because I’m allowed to vote as I’m on the electoral register.
    And just to annoy you, I came second behind Labour and in front of the Conservatives and the Green Party.

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