Kingston Unite Against Fascism statement
We are saddened and horrified that the BNP intends to stand David Child in the forthcoming Grove ward by-election on 5 July 2012.
We are appalled that such an organisation has reared its ugly head in Kingston.
Wherever the BNP stands candidates, they use elections as a platform to spread hatred. We believe that the BNP’s intention is to whip up racism, Islamophobia and division in Kingston.
As exposed in TV documentaries such as Panorama and Dispatches, the BNP is a fascist party, which calls for ‘an all-white Britain’. In addition, their leader Nick Griffin himself has a criminal conviction for denying the Holocaust.
We want to protect Kingston’s multiculturalism. Kingston is a place where everyone can live together in peace and harmony.
As organisations and individuals we pledge to work together to ensure that David Child and the BNP win the derisory number of votes that their poisonous message of hate and division deserves.
Kingston Unite Against Fascism will be campaigning against the BNP, and we encourage local people to get involved.
Kingston Unite Against Fascism
Labour candidate, Grove ward by-election
Chair, Kingston and Surbiton Constituency Labour Party
Green Party candidate, Grove ward by-election
Green Party prospective parliamentary candidate, Kingston and Surbiton
Reverend Jonathon Wilkes
All Saints Church, Kingston
Rabbi Charley Baginsky
Kingston Liberal Synagogue
Director, Kingston Race and Equalities Council (pc)
Secretary, Kingston Trades Council (pc)
President, Kingston GMB K19 (pc)
Organiser, GMB Southern Region
Secretary, Kingston Education Activist Network
Local disabled activist, Disabled People Against the Cuts
Philosopher, Roehampton University
President, Kingston University Islamic Society
Megan Denise Smith
Women’s Officer, Kingston University Student Union
Postgraduate Officer, Kingston University Student Union
Disabilities Officer, Roehampton Students Union
Campaigns Officer elect, Roehampton Student Union