In November I reported that the BNP were campaigning hard to gain a seat on Bexley Council. In yesterday’s election they were defeated in East Wickham Ward in Bexley with the Conservatives holding the seat with a majority of eight. The new Conservative councillor for the Ward, Steven Hall, polled 798, the BNP 790, Labour 700, the Lib Dem 564 and the English Democrats 128. Of course it is still a matter of concern that a neo-Nazi party should come so close to being elected, but Welling, where the election took place, is the area where they used to have their Party headquarters. So having seen them off here is an important victory.

More news of Council byelections when we have them.