That a BNP councillor could be incompetent and lazy won’t come as a surprise, nor are such qualities restricted to councillors from the BNP. Yet it is important to highlight cases like this, as part of the BNP’s appeal comes from the powerful myth that they are the only party that cares about local issues and what local people think:
“A BNP councillor has done nothing for his ward since being elected, residents and councillors say… A council spokesman said Cllr Golding has not joined any council committees, which make decisions on key issues in Swanley. And residents of the St Maryâ€™s ward say he has not been in touch with them since the election or championed their concerns to the council.”
If people were just commenting on his views, they could easily be dismissed by the BNP. But he hasn’t even bothered to join any council committees, which control the business of the council. Some people vote for the BNP because they are racists, some as a protest, but others do so because they genuinely believe the BNP put their interests first and listen to what they say. This is why examples like this are so useful.
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