THE British National Party has more than doubled its representation in English councils, fuelling criticism that a Labour minister had boosted its profile by warning it was an electoral threat.
NINE anti-racism protesters were arrested during angry scenes as a council met for the first time since the BNP made gains in the local elections earlier this month.
TRADE and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt has denied any wrongdoing amid allegations of vote-rigging in last week’s local elections.
THE Tories won more than 700 seats in England and gained another 28 councils in a major advance that looks likely to save Iain Duncan Smith’s leadership.
IAIN Duncan Smith has staked his political future on the English local government elections in May - in a gamble to buy time for his leadership of the Conservative Party.
ANTI-RACISM protesters were today launching their latest campaign to prevent the far-right British National Party from gaining more ground after it won its fifth council seat.
THE British National Party is targeting Scottish children in a bid to spread its breed of racial hatred north of the Border.
MANY will hope Vera Billington is typical of those who chose to support the British National Party in the local elections in Burnley.
THIS was the election that returned the British National Party to the political map. There was no landslide, no meltdown, no resurgence - but in their absence, space was found for the oddballs.
IN DOWNING Street, Tony Blair can call on a special policy unit, mighty media machine and the advice of UK’s finest intellects.