Wednesday 11 May 2011
No joy for BNP in parish councils bid
ATTEMPTS by the British National Party to win parish council seats in Bedfordshire failed miserably on polling day.
The party fielded candidates in Slip End and Caddington, but both failed to win a seat.
In Slip End, Peter Fehr received two per cent of the vote with 81 votes. And in Caddington, Stephen Bridgeman 180 votes, also giving him just two per cent.
In Caddington, nearly 10,000 people turned out to vote, and in Slip End the figure was nearly 3,500.
For the parish councils of Barton, Chalgrave, Harlington, Silsoe, Streatley, Sundon and Toddington the parish councils remain unchanged as the seats were uncontested.