Low turnout could get Tommy Robinson elected

Unless people in the North-West turn out and vote, Robinson could be representing them in Brussels

An anti-fascist group has warned that, unless people in the North-West register and turn out to vote in the European elections, far-right activist ‘Tommy Robinson’ could be elected to the European Parliament.

Hope Not Hate says its polling shows that just 9% of Brits have a favourable view of Tommy Robinson but warns that, if turnout is low, that could be enough to get him elected.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, is running as an independent candidate for the North-West of England region.

Only 9% of those in the North-West have a positive impression of him but he only needs 8.9% of the vote to be elected.

Hope Not Hate’s polling suggests that those who voted UKIP in 2015 are more motivated to vote than the general public, which could help Robinson get elected.

Hope not Hate said: “It would seem that a low turnout would benefit right-wing populist and far right parties, as well as Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson), whose supporters are likely to be very motivated to vote.”

Turnout in European elections is usually much lower than in general elections.

In 2009, Nick Griffin was elected as a British National Party MEP in the North-West after winning 8% of the vote. The turnout in this election was just 34.5%.

Robinson is a violent criminal, convicted fraudster and the former leader of the Islamophobic English Defence League.

The European elections will take place on 23 May and readers can register to vote here.

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15 Responses to “Low turnout could get Tommy Robinson elected”

  1. nhsgp

    A consequence of PR.

  2. John Doherty

    So exposing Muslim rape gangs who torture and rape young girls is Islamophobic! You people need to wake up and smell the bacon. The Right aren’t rising; it’s the Left that has collapsed.

  3. Eric Walker

    Tommy Robinson is not his real name. Under what name could he stand?

  4. It doesn't add up...

    If you keep campaigning against a no-hoper you’ll let in a Conservative and a Brexit Party candidate in place of getting a third seat in the NW.

    Robinson is going nowhere in the election. Probably half the people who might vote for him will tick the UKIP box instead – and they won’t get a seat either.

  5. jqmark

    Hope not hate are idiots. there campaign will make it more likely he gets elected by highlighting he stands a chance. most voters wont understand the system and prob will vote Brexit or Ukip or Eng dem rather than robinson or just not vote. unless you tell them you think he can win. Another thing to note is that he is on his own rather than a list i think that most people would be drawn to the ukip list so no he wont win unless Hope not hate motivate his voters to vote. Negative campaigns dont work. people on the left should campaign positively for lab or the greens as where there heart lies and ignore hope not hate and this counter productive campaign.

  6. Christopher

    Elect Tommy Robinson to show the world that UK is still governed by sanity.

  7. Sebastian Langley

    Im so excited to vote for Tommy. My national Hero.

  8. James Devine

    What a surprise. Hope Not Hate coming out against Tommy. Go Tommy!

  9. Jason Fuchs

    Vote Tommy, stop the facist and the fake media.

  10. Grant edwards

    The far right or fascist tag is ridiculous and more and more people are not buying it. HnH are an extremist group who in reality are fascists in their actions, they have lots of money from someone but little public support. Robinson stands a real chance of being elected in fact hes 7/2 at the bookies and I hope he does because the country needs a shake up and to wake up. Robinson is perfect and doesnt claim to be but he standing up and opposing rape gangs and protecting children. HnH are not speaking out against jihadi rape gangs nor are they speaking out against Islamofascists because HnH only chase white people its a racist agenda. their actions could be seen as aiding and abetting the jihadi rape gangs by some people

  11. Kieth

    There is no such thing as a “real name”, and no law that says you must go by your government paperwork slave name yet. Stop making an issue of that.

  12. Darren

    Tommy speaks the truth and the truth can no longer be suppressed. Come on Tommy.

  13. James Oldfield

    Hope the anti-hate, pro-integration Tommy Robinson gets elected to this EU Parliament. Would be a breath of fresh air and common sense. Holding a light up to the PC nonsense is something that’s greatly missing from the current bunch of career politicians and lap-dogs.

  14. sikra

    You call tommy far rigth … ok… can be … but what you call to muslims when koran says to enslave girls infidels as sex slaves when it says to kill infidels jews when it writes that women valor is half of a man ??? Hitler wrote about that too and did it at industrial level are you unable to conect dots betweem Islam and Nazism ???? Or is only applied to white prople ???? If you tking muslims love left you ate completly out of your mind … in fact you will be the firsts to disappear … muslims hate snowflakes .

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