Further evidence that the BNP are cracking up on the eve of their showdown on Question Time emerges with the news that one of their rising stars has resigned from Nuneaton and Bedworth Council and gone awol.
Darren Haywood walked out on his Camp Hill constituents this week citing ‘job commitments’ – though no one seems to know what those committments are. According to council sources, he left because he had taken on a new job whose hours are incompatible with council life.
A spokesman for the council told Left Foot Forward:
“He’s resigning to take up a new job, but we don’t know what that new job is. We’re struggling to get hold of him, we’ve been trying to get hold of him for a few days.
“He told us he was resigning on Tuesday, since when we’ve had no word.”
A commenter on the Lancaster Unity blog, which broke the story, added:
“How can a person who doesn’t do anything anyway resign due to work commitments? Not that I’m complaining of course.”
Mr Haywood was unavailable for comment.Like this article? Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by making a donation today.