News reaches me of the result of the Loughton Town Council by-election in Loughton Broadway, where the BNP were trying to defend a council seat following the resignation of one of their members:
- Loughton Residents’ Association – 257 votes (33%) ELECTED
- BNP – 234 (30%)
- Labour – 204 (26%)
- Con – 75 (10%)
- (No Lib Dem candidate this time)
Loughton Residents’ Association gain from BNP
This is a significant reverse for the BNP in what was their strongest ward in Epping Forest. The defeat comes despite the reported involvement of their National Organiser Eddy Butler and the appearance on polling day of Richard Barnbrook (one of the BNP’s leading members in London).