Thursday, 5 October 2017

Minutes of the Leicestershire BNP Meeting, 30th September 2017

The Meeting, held in south Leicestershire opened at 2:30pm.

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read by Mike. Approved and signed off.


Matters Arising
A Social Evening was organised by Steve. This was agreed to be very enjoyable and a chance for members and friends to meet and discuss in an informal setting. It was noted that Brexit has since the time of our last meeting become a mess.

Elections
Steve stood as a candidate in Charnwood. Like Ukip we did poorly, but made our continuing presence known. Leicestershire members went to Stoke to help with David Furness' campaign in the by-election there.


Finances
Geoff updated us on Bob's legacies; his estate was heavily reduced by the Equity, and Geoff warned that equity release was not such a good idea.There were also other problems with the solar panelling contract.
James gave an overview of our finances; Leicestershire branch is financially stable.



Future Plans
Geoff will be calling a Regional Meeting for October.
The future of the Branch was discussed.
A Meeting for late November at the same location.
A Social Evening for December was mooted.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Community Centre? Mosque? This is how it goes

On Sunday 5th Feb a group of Thurnby Lodge locals and BNP representitives held a flash demo outside of a community centre on Thurncourt Road.
 
Those of you that may remember, a 2 year long protest saw many unlawful arrests, compensation claims and police embarrassment.
 
It is about 5 years now since Peter Soulby gave a precious community centre to an outside entity known as As Salaam.
 
Just recently they have been publicly referring to the building as a mosque, much to the annoyance of the locals of Thurnby Lodge. 
 
A group of locals organised a flash demo and asked if the BNP would also attend.
We were only too happy to show our support.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Petition to Welcome President Trump to the UK

The media are avid to promote the petition to ban President Trump but do not mention that there is now one to welcome him to our country. It is doing very well but we need more signatures so please sign it and pass the link on to family and friends. You can find the petition at:-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/178844

Thank you.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Batley and Spen by-election

Leicester British National Party travelled North to help out in the Batley and Spen by-election. 
A great day and some very positive feedback from the electorate.
Engaging with the shoppers in the  towns and putting placards on the lamp posts as well as leafleting local houses. 
Good luck David Furness.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Minutes of the Leicestershire BNP Meeting, 15th July, 2016

The Meeting was held in the Charnwood area. Geoff declared it open at 7:25pm. James, Mike R., Dave K. and Roger B. sent their apologies.
The Minutes of the last Meeting were read, agreed and signed off.

Geoff thanked all who went out during the Brexit campaign. Our work made a noticeable difference, the areas in the city showed that.


All financial accounts of the Party were 100% passed by the auditors; for the 5th consecutive year and we have enough funds locally available to contest four parliamentary seats if a snap general election is called.

We recently held a social, which everyone agreed was successful and very enjoyable. It is important we keep together. Geoff asked for candidates for any potential parliamentary election. Three people put their names forward.

Discussing Brexit, Steve commented that we must leave before April 2017 when the article of the Lisbon Treaty kicks in, requiring 14 EU members to approve it. Steve also said that he will leaflet monthly.
Discussed how UKIP overtook BNP's popularity and what we can do to counter this.

Lee gave a short talk in which he explained how the BNP had done the groundwork for Brexit over the years, leading up to the ascendancy of the Government/media approved UKIP. The latter split the right-wing vote as intended, but backfired as Cameron was scared into offering a Referendum. Lee told us of his team's excellent work in Thurncourt, leading to Leicester East voting Leave. Keith Vaz is the MP there, and one of the highlights of early Friday morning, 24th June, was his shock at how his constituents had dared to vote to leave the infamous EU project. Lee ended by saying that Brexit, and our Branch's plans for the future had reinvigorated him. We agree!

The collection and raffle raised £154.34.

It was agreed that we hold another social in the coming months.

Monday, 4 July 2016

EU Referendum 23 June 2016

Following the recent vote to Leave the European Union we have been sent a breakdown of the vote percentages in Leicester. Those of you who have been involved with the BNP for a number of years will notice that the areas where we did a lot of campaigning are the ones with the highest leave vote.


The following has been shared by the Leicester area organiser of Vote Leave, Roman Scuplak,  with everyone who assisted in the campaign to leave the EU in one way or another and should not be taken to show any direct connection between the BNP and the official Vote Leave Campaign.

"I have analysed the count information by ward from the count information provided by the Council and below give an estimate of the remain/leave split by ward for voters voting at polling stations.  It is only an estimate because the votes were not actually tallied at the count by ward as such, but by polling district.  But the polling districts counted by table were consecutive and any particular ward was tallied on one table only or on two at most.  Each table also included randomly received postal votes from around the City.



I have used the actual tallies and have excluded the postal votes which were randomly spread between counting tables and I have made certain assumptions.  Overall though they should be fairly close to the actual results.  That is because I know the actual results per table, the number of postal votes included in that table and the polling districts included in that table.  Since postal votes were randomly distributed amongst tables, one can safely assume that they split in the same fashion on each table between Remain and Leave.  One can also assume, because of the demographics of postal voters in Leicester that they were slightly more likely to vote Remain than the electorate as a whole.  Having done this there have to be some assumptions made about the relative Remain/Leave split as between polling districts that were mixed.  I believe that the assumptions which I have made are not far from the actual.  Though the information is given by ward, you have to appreciate that there were sometimes considerable variations within wards.  For instance, though Saffron ward achieved a 58.2% Leave vote, the result on the Saffron estate was considerable better than this.  Similarly with the 55.9% Leave vote achieved overall in Humberstone and Hamilton as compared with the Netherhall estate alone which was much better.  Conversely, the Remain vote in Castle overall was 71.7%, whereas it was much higher in the Clarendon Park area of Castle. 



That said, there were six unmixed counts (except for postal voters).  The Belgrave, Evington, Humberstone & Hamilton and Stoneygate wards had tables to themselves and a further table counted only Western ward votes (with one of the Western ward polling districts included elsewhere).  The figures for these six wards are therefore more certain than the others.


Therefore I stress that the figures below are estimates for the Remain/Leave split by ward for voters voting at polling stations (excluding the 18.7% of voters who voted by post).  Since the postal votes were entirely mixed, it is impossible to allocate these by ward.  The figures below are therefore slightly more “Leave” orientated than the votes cast by voters overall, because they exclude the postal voters."

WARD/CONSTITUENCY

REMAIN
LEAVE
Belgrave
52.0
48.0
Evington
52.0
48.0
Humberstone & Hamilton
44.1
55.9
North Evington
60.7
39.3
Rushey Mead
48.9
51.1
Thurncourt
36.0
64.0
Troon
44.1
55.9
LEICESTER EAST
48.9
51.1
Aylestone
43.0
57.0
Castle
71.7
28.3
Eyres Monsell
22.1
77.9
Knighton
64.4
35.6
Saffron
41.8
58.2
Spinney Hills
66.8
33.2
Stoneygate
68.3
31.7
Wycliffe
66.0
34.0
LEICESTER SOUTH
58.0
42.0
Abbey
41.6
58.4
Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields
34.5
65.5
Beaumont Leys
42.3
57.7
Fosse
47.8
52.2
Westcotes
60.6
39.4
Western
37.3
62.7
LEICESTER WEST
42.3
57.7