After losing to an independent in July, the BNP were on the end of another thrashing on Thursday night in Whessoe Parish.
Contesting the 2 seats were John Hoodless from the far-right party, and fellow Darlington blogger Gill Cartwright and her daughter.
I don't have the numbers to hand, (I'll update this post when I get them) and I can't find them anywhere on the net, but I understand that Gill and her daughter polled well in excess of 100 votes each, whilst Mr Hoodless bumped along the bottom with fewer than 20.
Interestingly, although she's a Tory Borough Councillor, Gill stood as an independent candidate, on the basis that overt party politics don't belong on parish councils. It would seem that the good people of Whessoe thoroughly agree with that principle. After these two poll reverses, I wonder if the BNP now have finally got the message - the people of Whessoe don't want the politics of race hate and extremism on their parish council!
The result was;
Cartwright G 135
Costin L 116
Hoodless J 18