May elections see far right fail but the hostile environment remains

Great to see Staffordshire see off the racists in the local elections.


On 6th May a large number of elections took place across the UK, including for councilors and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners (PFCCs) in NorSCARF’s area. Overall, the far right did very badly both locally and nationally, with one highlight being former Britain First leader – Jayda Fransen – securing a measly 46 votes in the seat she contested in Glasgow.

In our area there were attempts made by UKIP, the Heritage Party, and Reform UK (formerly Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party) to win votes. Nine far right candidates campaigned for seats in Stafford and North Staffordshire; in six of those they came last and in the remaining three they came second to last. Brian Silvester – who previously stood as a prominent member of the fascist For Britain group – has rebranded himself as the leader of ‘Putting Crewe First’, but only managed third place in the two wards he…

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