British National Party Shunned at Swinton Civic Centre
As reported by a local Manchester newspaper
The British National Party was planning to hold a meeting at Salford’s Town hall on the 30th of May 2013 but hours before the scheduled time the Party were told they would be refused entry to the Civic Centre.
Surprisingly the Council were unable to refuse the party use of their facilities due to Legislation for Political Candidates, the BNP had spread the word across the borough but the meeting never materialised.
The BNP Said:
“The British National Party, were due to hold a public meeting, in line with the peoples representation act at the civic centre, Thursday 30th May 2013, the Salford Suite was booked weeks in advance, Members of the Labour Party have pressured the mayor to cancel the meeting in an attack on democracy, Salford Council have just been compared to the communist country’s North Korea, China and Cuba, by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) who said Salford Council had failed the ‘basic test of democracy’ Martin Vickers who is paid a 6 figure sum of public money and directly reports to the Labour mayor informed us three hours before the meeting that it was cancelled and the room was ‘unavailable’ for use. This is a clear image Salford Labour wants to portray with total disrespect for the voters of Weaste and Seedley, another clear message democracy is dead in Salford.”
Martin Vickers, Deputy Returning Officer said
“Under the Representation of the People Act 1983 all candidates in a by-election are entitled to use certain council rooms for free to promote their campaign.
“The council agreed to let the BNP hold a public meeting at Salford Civic Centre, but subsequently found the BNP expressed their wish to restrict entry. This does not constitute a public meeting as defined by the Representation of the People Act 1983 and we could not allow it to go ahead as it would be breaking the law.”
And the following is our commentary about what was reported and the political context in Britain:
Two versions of events and in my experience the Labour Party aka Communist Party that told people in Barking and Dagenham that 'they will put you on aircraft and throw you into the sea', was the same Labour Party that tried to block a meeting in Coventry with local Al Capone turning in and using his powers to threaten a local pub owner because he dared to provide us a venue for a party conference and that once again has impeded a lawful meeting of a political party. The Marxist gangsters cover themselves and use every trick in the book talking about democracy and acting like Apparatchiks.