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Right-wingers to contest seats at council elections

THE right-wing British National Socialist Party claims to be fielding two candidates in Hyndburn in the forthcoming elections.

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THE right-wing British National Socialist Party claims to be fielding two candidates in Hyndburn in the forthcoming elections.

The fledgling party was formed by Councillor Robin Evans, who represents Blackburn's Mill Hill ward, several months ago.

Councillor Evans quit the British National Party in October, blaming the organisation of the party rather than political differences.

He said: "The BNP has been such a let-down."

But he remained in his seat as an Independent councillor and plans to stand again in June as a BNS Party candidate.

Councillor Evans said that at least two BNS candidates would be standing in Hyndburn in June but he was unwilling to reveal who they are as they have not yet registered.

He added: "I am not 100 per cent sure myself which wards they are standing for at this stage."

"There will be a number of candidates standing in the Blackburn area as well and I will be standing again in the Mill Hill ward."

According to the party's website, the BNS believes that mass immigration into the United Kingdom must stop but says that the party is not against "foreign nationals within our society".

The party believes that foreign nationals should not be given automatic British citizenship but treated as "guests" with the right to receive "hospitality, protection and respect".

The party is opposed to the Single European Currency and will support a national referendum regarding the re-introduction of the death penalty for such cases as convicted paedophiles and murderers.