elections, in an effort to prevent the British National Party winning more
seats on the council, BBC Radio Four's Today programme heard this morning.
speech in Burnley today, 'to confront the British National Party'.
He said: 'I think the BNP are a stain on our democratic way of life. I don't
think we should turn a blind eye to them.'
Mr Howard acknowledged that in the last local elections in Burnley, the
Tories only fielded three candidates. But the party had tried harder to find
prospective councillors, 'and you'll find there'll be many more Conservative
candidates this time round,' he said.