The British National Party secured another solid result in Spennymoor, County Durham in a town council by-election on the 16th of December, reports local activist Stephen Palmer. Adam Walker came second and secured 20.4% of the vote in the Low Spennymoor and Tudhoe Grange ward, a similar percentage to the one he earned in September earlier this year in a neighbouring ward, confirming a base of strong support in the area.
As with that previous election, the BNP put by far the most effort into this campaign out of all the parties. Mr Walker and his activists delivered three separate leaflets and a Voice of Freedom newspaper to every house in the ward, mostly in deep snow, as well as driving around with a tannoy system on voting day (video below). In contrast, the Labour party put out one card with their candidate's picture on it, and the Lib Dems did nothing.
Mr Walker said, "I think that it is important that we have stood to offer people a real choice, rather than just having existing councillors co-opt a family member or friend onto the Council."
The full results of the by-election are:
Adam Walker, British National Party – 178 (20.4%)
Labour – 541
Liberal Democrats – 149