ANOTHER EMPTY BOAST
The trouble is the people who make these claims have never won anything before and so do not know what a pending victory looks like. Instead they rely on smoke and mirrors. Bluff and bluster.
The result was:
Labour 1,113 (57.8%)
BNP 593 (30.8%)
UKIP 91 (4.7%)
Conservative 81 (4.2%)
Liberal Democrat 48 (2.5%)
Goresbrook ward regularly features by-elections. The last two were both caused by the same useless Labour councillor who was elected in May 2010, so it is remarkable really that Labour were able to retain the seat.
There was a notorious by-election in July 2010 which Clive 'Rizzle Kicks' Jefferson sabotaged. Rizzle Kicks effectively ran this campaign as well and sent a text out to BNP officials calling it 'The most important election in the party's recent history'. He also said 'and the ward is winnable' and 'If we take Goresbrook we will take a GLA seat'. Well what now?
He called for '40 people to run an effective election day operation'.
I know Goresbrook well as I ran a by-election here back in September 2004. On that occasion the BNP won and polled a record 51.9%. The polling day operation that day was slick and we were out in force as the activists were well motivated, well led and knew what they were doing. How times change. Now they haven't got the will or the bodies.
The BNP result yesterday was the worst ever BNP result in Goresbrook ward. That tells you how well they will do in the GLA election.