They criticise the English Democrats for accepting former members of the BNP but welcome them into their own party. Hypocrites!
Trevor Maxfield, who was once the BNP’s Blackburn with Darwen branch organiser, defected to the Labour Party in late 2010, and was selected by them to fight Darwen’s Earcroft ward in last year's local council elections.
Maxfield has a long history in right wing/nationalist politics and was associated with Blood and Honour, National Front and Combat 18 before joining the BNP in 2002.
He later joined the right wing For Darwen Party (which included many former BNP and England First members) in 2007, and was elected as a councillor to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council later that year under their banner.
He quit the For Darwen Party along with another of their councillors – former BNP member Anthony Meleady – in 2010 and sat as an independent for a short while before joining Labour.
Earcoft was a very winnable ward for Labour, so they made Trevor Maxfield their candidate. He went on to win the seat and is now a Labour Party councillor on Darwen Council.
As former Labour MP Tony Benn used to say – “You just could not make it up!”
Earcroft election result May 5th 2011