Friday, 7 May 2010

The results

The results are in for the constituencies in Teesside.

Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East Cleveland
Tom Blenkinsop (Lab): 18,138
Paul Bristow (Cons): 16,461
Nick Emmerson (Lib Dem): 7,340
Stuart Lightwing (UKIP): 1,881
Shaun Gatley (BNP): 1576
Mike Allen (Ind) : 818

In this constituency our share of the vote improved by almost 1% from the last general election which means we are making progress in this area.

Ian Swales (Lib Dem): 18,955
Vera Baird (Lab): 13,741
Steve Mastin (Cons): 5,790
Martin Bulmer (UKIP): 1875
Kevin Broughton (BNP): 1575
Hannah Walter (TUSC): 127

In this constituency our share of the vote improved by 1% from the last general election which means we are making progress in this area.

Stuart Bell (Lab): 15,351
Chris Foote-Wood (Lib Dems): 6,662
John Walsh (Cons): 6,283
Joan McTigue (Ind): 1,969
Michael Ferguson (BNP): 1954
Robert Parker (UKIP): 1236

In this constituency our share of the vote improved by over 3% from the last general election which means we are making progress in this area.

Stockton South
James Wharton (Cons): 19,577
Dari Taylor (Lab): 19,245
Jacquie Bell (Lib Dems): 7,600
Neil Sinclair (BNP): 1,553
Peter Braney (UKIP): 1471
Yvonne Hossack (Ind): 536
Ted Strike (CP): 302

In this constituency our share of the vote improved by over 3% from the last general election which means we are making progress in this area.

Stockton North
Alex Cunningham (Lab): 16,923
Ian Galletley (Cons): 10,247
Philip Latham (Lib Dems): 6,342
James MacPherson (BNP): 1,724
Frank Cook (Ind): 1,577
Gordon Park (UKIP): 1,556
Ian Saul (Eng Dems): 1,129

In this constituency our share of the vote improved by almost 2% from the last general election which means we are making progress in this area.

Iain Wright (Lab): 16,267
Alan Wright (Cons): 10,758
Reg Clark (Lib Dem): 6,533
Stephen Allison (UKIP): 2682
Ronnie Bage (BNP): 2002

Hartlepool was not contested in the last general election

Sunday, 2 May 2010

A word from James MacPherson

I'm James MacPherson, I'm 49 and work in adult education. I have a degree in politics, am a qualified college lecturer and was a captain in the Territorial Army. Born in Durham, apart from my education and when my career has taken me overseas, I've lived in the North East all of my life.

I was a Labour Party member, but the party no longer stands up for working people. All they do now is import workers and export jobs. The recent closure of Corus sums up the failure of the old parties to defend British industry. In the final analysis the strategic industries of these islands belongs in the hands of the British people.

Stockton, as with many towns in the NE is facing a massive demographic change in its population due to uncontrolled immigration and asylum seeking. Immigration is the key issue in this election, but it's an issue the establishment parties are afraid to address. A line in the sand has to be drawn, and only the BNP are prepared to draw that line.

Having worked in many parts of the world I genuinely enjoy the rich tapestry of mankind, in which each people have their own contribution to make. The British people are no different in that respect and have an equal right to a land of their own. On immigration, on Europe, on law and order, on issue after issue the old parties have failed to represent your views. I intend to represent those views.

Thank you for your support.

A word from Michael Ferguson

I’m Michael Ferguson and have been a resident in Middlesbrough all my life and have served on my local Community Council. I am proud to be representing the British National Party in my home town.

As a former I.C.I. and railway worker I have experienced employment changes, hardship and even taken reduced salaries just to stay in employment like many other local people.

There has been a massive decline in industry on Teesside and why is that? It’s because we have never had local politicians that have stood up for the area and its people.

One of the main policies I will be focusing on will be ‘BRING OUR TROOPS HOME’. I have seen too many families in Middlesbrough and the UK losing loved ones as young as 18 for an illegal war which does not benefit us. I want to see every one of our troops come home to their families and not losing their lives just for oil.

I also want to stop immigration because of the abuse of our system from which immigrants benefit, without ever paying in. This includes the immediate access to all of our services ie. Hospitals, schools, housing and benefits whilst local families are suffering.

The following are the main policies the British National Party are contesting this election on.

• Support our troops - Bring our Troops Home
• British jobs for British Workers
• Stop Immigration - no amnesty for illegal immigrants and bogus/failed asylum seekers.
• Local people first for Housing, Schools and Public Services.
• Increase the Basic Pension to £150 (min)
• Withdraw from the European Union

On May 6th a vote for Michael Stewart Ferguson is a vote for the people of Middlesbrough.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Teesside activists receive warm welcome

For over a week teams of BNP activists have been leafleting across Teesside and receiving a fantastic response from people who are sick of the old gang parties.

James Macpherson, Regional Elections Officer and parliamentary candidate for Stockton North said “we have been active in Stockton market. The response has been unbelievable. People are getting sick of Labour and many are telling us that they will vote for us.”

Kevin Broughton the parliamentary candidate for Redcar was delivering Voice of Freedom newspapers to houses in the Grangetown and Whale Hill areas. The response was good with some people putting BNP posters in their windows.

There have been reports of labour party activists leafleting outside of Netto supermarket in Whale Hill. To say they didn’t get a warm welcome would be a bit of an understatement.

Teesside BNP is fielding a full slate of candidates. This means if you live in Teesside you will have the chance to vote for us. The BNP candidates in your area are:

Stockton North: James Macpherson
Stockton South: Neil Sinclair
Redcar: Kevin Broughton
Middlesbrough: Michael Ferguson
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland: Shaun Gatley
Hartlepool: Ronnie Bage

I am also pleased to announce that Hartlepool BNP now have their own blog.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Good Luck Peter Hodgkinson

Teesside BNP would like to wish Peter Hodgkinson good luck in his attempt to become Councillor of Primrose Ward in the by-election tomorrow (25th feb).

All week Teesside BNP activists have been in the ward helping out with canvassing, leafleting and other activities to help win the election. Teesside activists have said they have never seen such a good response to the BNP from voters. Some feel that this is the best chance the North East BNP has ever had.

By Friday morning Tyneside BNP could have the first North East BNP councillor. We are all crossing our fingers.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Teesside BNP fundraiser

Teesside BNP will be hosting a fundraising event to raise money for the general election. Central Middlesbrough BNP organiser and prospective Parliamentary candidate Michael Ferguson is organising the event. Tickets are £5. If you would like more information please phone Michael Ferguson on 07504041501 or email

The fundraiser will be held on Friday 26th February and will be used to raise money for elections in the Middlesbrough, Redcar and Stockton constituencies.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

BNP hold first Guisborough meeting

On Tuesday around 50 members and supporters attended the first ever meeting in Guisborough with a selection of different speakers talking about a variety of subjects.

Kevin Broughton, the organiser for the area started off by talking about how far Teesside has come in the last few years. Just 1 year ago there was just 1 branch covering the whole of Teesside but the area has grown so fast that there are now 5 different branches and a lot more work as is a constant flood of new enquiries.

Kevin began talking about village life and how people in rural areas don’t get much attention from political parties. This has started to change with local Teesside activists leafleting areas like Staithes with more to come.

Activism was the next subject. Kevin said that “five people can do a ward in half a day. Leafleting isn’t hard and can be a positive experience for all. There will be leafleting sessions coming soon leading up to the election. Don’t worry if you haven’t leafleted before as you will be partnered with someone who has done it.”

Regional Elections officer James Macpherson was the next speak. He spoke of history and tradition. He talked about how his home village of Sedgefield recently ignored the health and safety Gestapo by continuing their 1000 year old sporting tradition. “It’s amazing that for 1000 years the people of Sedgefield have continued the tradition. In the past 1000 years countries have risen and fallen but the game still continues even with the threats from the health and safety brigade”.

James has also been tracing his ancestry and has traced his ancestry back to the 1500s in East Cleveland. His ancestor Thomas Fishburn built ships for Captain Cook that helped explore the unknown world. He said “we all have roots in this country so we should do everything we can to save it”.

James then went on to talk about pubs and how pub closures are a deliberate policy to prevent people discussing ideas which happened in communist countries. The closures are used to continue the breakdown of our culture and to stop people meeting up. James said “it all started with the smoking ban and now people would rather stay at home and drink cheap alcohol from supermarkets. This has meant pubs are closing around the country which is exactly what the government want”.

“The only way to save this country is by voting BNP. The other parties don’t give you any choice as they are all the same – the may as well be just one party”.

“There is a myth that the BNP only get votes from places suffering from desperation or racial tension. We are on the verge of winning in Rift House ward in Hartlepool.”

He ended his speech by talking about the final closure of Corus. “The main reason for the closure is because of foreign ownership. Foreign owners will always put their people first and are much more likely to make a Brit unemployed than their own countrymen.

Our core industries should not be in the hands of rich industrialists. Our core industries belong to us and when we are in power we will nationalise them. We don’t have long to save our country and we need more people to help with leafleting and spreading the message.”

Kevin Broughton then gave a talk on the ‘where we stand’ leaflets. “These leaflets are the most powerful weapon in our arsenal. It shows we aren’t just a one issue party”.

There was then a small break where the raffle was announced and the buffet was opened.

The next speaker was Central Middlesbrough organiser Michael Fergusson. He discussed local crime committed by immigrants and asylum seekers. He spoke of a gang of Iraqi asylum seekers who raped a young woman. The gang was caught but only given 3 years of probation because they had their houses attacked by people who don’t enjoy having their local women raped.

The local newspapers refused to publish the next story. “The Middlesbrough Asian Centre was raided by police after those running it were found to be taking underage boys and girls there for sex. It was closed down and now it will be set again with taxpayers’ money”.

“Recently there has been a lot of Eastern European organised crime committed by Czechs against elderly people. One 96 year old man was kept for 2 hours while they raided his bank accounts and took everything from him”.

Corus was again spoken of. “In December I held an open meeting to save Corus. Over 6 days a group of 8 dedicated activists leafleted 10,000 homes informing people of what we were doing. Not many people actually turned up and I have found out why. I have been told by other people who work at Corus that their unions threatened any members that turned up to the meeting. Thanks to those leaflets, we are still getting enquiries from Corus workers who will hopefully get involved soon”.

Kevin Broughton then ended the meeting by talking about the general election then holding a question and answers session.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Hartlepool BNP raise £1,300

Hartlepool’s General Election Campaign went off to a flying start on Monday with just over £1,300 being raised to help fight the election.

North East BNP Organiser Ken Booth opened the meeting talking about what has happened in the past in the North East and how in some wards the BNP have came close to winning council seats especially in Hartlepool where Ronnie Bage came within 57 votes of taking Rift House ward.

Jan Purvis was up next talking about her role as organiser of the women’s BNP group. She talked about how there are now there are now women’s groups in many areas of the North East including Berwick, Anwick, Morpeth and other areas. The women hold friendly meetings together and take part in activism.

Jan then went onto discuss how Islam and women’s right are incompatible. For instance the Qur’an states that in a court of law their testimony is worth half that of a man and if a woman accusing a man of rape she must have 4 witnesses to verify her story as women are classed as liars.

Jan then finished by talking about how the EU is taking away our independence and how Britain can be outvoted on almost any issue.

Hartlepool Organiser Ronnie Bage was next to speak. He said that “There has never been a better time for the BNP”. He talked about his experiences when he helped out canvassing in Jarrow. The response was amazing with almost every household that he canvassed saying something positive about the party. The war on terror, recession and thieving MPs has all helped push people towards our party. Ronnie Bage said “We must take advantage of the situation to get elected”.

Ronnie then discussed his experiences when he last stood at the local elections in Rift House ward. “Watching the count it looked like we were going to win it, you could see the sweat dripping from the labour mob as they realised that it could be over for them. Then the postal votes were counted and Labour won it. Was it fraud or just the reality of the situation?”.

Middlesbrough South and Cleveland Organiser Kevin Broughton was the next speaker. He started off by discussing progress in the rest of Teesside and suggested that activists should hit the smaller areas such as villages who hardly ever get a leaflet. As Middlesbrough South and Cleveland Organiser he has been doing the same thing and going to places like Staithes and is planning to leaflet other villages.

Kevin then informed the audience of a Middlesbrough fundraising event for the rest of Teesside on the last Friday of the month and said that there Middlesbrough South and Cleveland will be having a meeting on Tuesday (tonight) in a brand new venue.

Kevin then contrasted what Hartlepool is like now to 5 years ago. “5 years ago Hartlepool had just 1 activist and never had a candidate and now we have a room of 60 people here tonight as well as a Hartlepool branch that has become too big to be part of Teesside branch. We have a candidate who almost won in Rift House ward and is preparing to stand for Parliament. What has happened here in the last 5 years shows the dedication of all involved”.

Kevin said that the best weapon the BNP has are the where we stand leaflets which shows all you need to know about the BNP. “The Where We stand leaflets show that the BNP isn’t just a one issue party. The leaflets show that we have a diverse range of policies on issues as diverse as farming, the military and foreign aid.

The next speaker of the night was Pete Malloy. He talked about immigrants and said that “We can’t blame immigrants for coming here. If you were offered 5 times your salary for the job you are doing now you would go there. It’s human nature. We should be blaming the greedy employers and the white middle class do gooders who have let it happen”.

He then talked of the war in Afghanistan and suggested alternative reasons for the war such as peak oil. He suggested that one of the reasons for the war was for an oil pipeline in Helmand province.

Pete then talked about the BNP membership change and said “we had to change it. We had to be cunning so we could survive and fight on. It won’t change anything – we will still fight for British people”.

Ronnie Bage then closed the meeting with a questions and answers session on different issues including the membership change.