An independent candidate backed by the National Liberal Party (NLP) has won a Council seat. Michael Burton topped the poll with 661 votes. His closest rival came a comfortable margin behind.
The NLP and Third Way were criticised by ‘Nutzis’ and extremists for backing Michael just because he is black. To be fair, the BNP itself did not target or attack Michael.
They fought a clean campaign. We support Michael because he is the best man for the job – and the voters have agreed! Good to see that so many saw beyond mere skin colour and voted for a positive policy agenda.
Michael tells us he aims to represent everyone in the ward to the best of his ability, including those who voted for the British National Party. He says he will listen to them and deal sympathetically with any genuine local concerns as he will those who voted for other Parties.
Full results for the South Hornchurch (Havering by-election) are:-
Michael Deon Burton, Independent, 661
Anthony Allan Steff, British National Party, 518
Christopher Peter Richard Ryan, Conservative, 438
Graham Michael Carr, Labour, 416
Reg Whitney, Havering Residents Association, 287
Craig Jason Litwin, UK Independence Party, 64
Dr Peter Thorogood, English Democrats – ‘Putting England First!’, 28
Malvin Paul Brown, Residents Association of London, 17
Mark Ronald Whitehead, No description, 17