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Fascist Andrew Brons to stand down

White-supremacist Euro-MP will not seek re-election next year

Yorkshire's fascist Euro-MP Andrew Brons is to stand down at next year’s elections to the European Parliament.

Mr Brons, whose history of fascist activity includes leadership of the National Front, has announced he will not be seeking re-election.

The white supremacist also has a conviction for a race-hate offence.

He was elected as a British National Party (BNP) candidate in 2009 but quit the party after falling out with leader Nick Griffin, who he claimed had called him "vermin."

Mr Griffin was elected Euro-MP for the North West at the same time Brons won in Yorkshire and the Humber, though both gained the least votes of the successful Euro-candidates in their regions.

Yorkshire and Humber Unite Against Fascism regional chair John Campbell said: “The announcement by Andrew Brons that he will not seek re-election as an MEP in May highlights the dismal failure of the fascist British National Party to establish itself as a legitimate political party in our region.

“Yorkshire and Humber Unite Against Fascism will continue to challenge politicians who ‘play the race card’ to win votes and also urge people to use their vote to decisively defeat any fascist candidate in this year’s European elections.”

Mr Griffin is standing for re-election for his North West Euro-seat. But his hopes of success are dismal following the near-collapse of the BNP amid financial scandals, loss of members, divisions, splits, and loss of council seats.

A vigorous anti-BNP campaign is under way in the North West involving groups including Hope Not Hate and Unite Against Fascism in the run-up to May’s European elections.

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