While attempting to throw abuse at Newcastle Council over the lack of road gritting (as per fucking usual - sackless bastards) I stumbled across this little factoid on the councils website
Byelection Results for Fenham Ward - 29 January 2009
Mitzi Emery (Lib-Dem) 1049
Helen McStravick (Lab) 1025
Ken Booth (BNP) 836
Sarah Armstrong (Con) 186
So the Tories got thrashed, the useless fuckers in the lib dems hold, and the BNP come third
But compare it to May 2008 elections
May 2008 Result: Lib-Dem 1491, Lab 1188, BNP 295, Con 290.
Yep - in just over 18 months the BNP have almost trebled their vote. Problem is that Fenham is heavily populated by 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation immigrant families, and in the past 10 years the ethinic minorities are now ethnic majorities.
Since the white minority left in the area by and large can't be arsed to get off their sofas and switch off Jeremy Kyle for anything less than cashing thier giros (and even then mostly can't spell X in order to actually vote) ; I wonder who is voting for the BNP in increasing numbers