Cameron has done well in that many feared that BNP penetration outside the cities might be partly at the expense of Conservative support. It seems not.
From the BNP website referring to its 9% of the vote as ‘victory’ –
‘This is a huge leap forward in an area where we have only recently set up local units; the mix of farming and former mining areas of Co. Durham cannot be considered our traditional kind of support base but proves convincingly that the BNP has an appeal beyond those parts of Britain suffering on the fault lines of multiculturalism.’
All Conservatives have to do is to avoid erosion by ‘others’, and Labour’s vote will be the one to be eroded.
UKIP changed the results of maybe 30 seats in 2005 with 2% of the vote taken mostly from Conservative. If BNP start stripping away Labour support at three times that rate, it could lose Labour 100 or more seats, and let the Conservatives in.
If Cameron stands firm on national issues such as the USER referendum, on the West Lothian issue, and so on, he could see Gordon Brown’s vote decimated while he hangs on to his. (Union of Subservient European Regions)
Sedgfield is the moment politics in Britain changed. Tony has given Gordon his parting gift. Brown will not be seeking an election anytime soon.
Not one commentator noticed.
(35% Labour voters list the BNP as the second party they are most likely to vote for)