BNP loses last remaining district councillor
The British National party is all but obsolete after its last remaining district councillor quit the party.
Brian Parker, who represents the ward of Marsden on Pendle Council, informed the authority he now wants to sit as an independent.
Pendle Council’s corporate director Philip Mousdale confirmed he had been told by Mr Parker of his resignation from the BNP, and he is listed as an independent on the authority’s website.
Both Mr Parker and the BNP have yet to comment.
The Electoral Commission in January removed the BNP from its register of political parties in the UK after it failed to keep its details up-to-date.
The far-right party had not met the requirements of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act, which require parties to keep their registration details up to date and pay a re-registration fee of £25.
The party later re-registered in February of this year.