Padiham Council, near Burnley, has voted for a BNP councillor to be their Mayor.
Hope Not Hate and the Bishop of Burnley are both opposing his appointment but residents seem to be accepting of the idea judging by the comments in the Daily Mail article.
No matter what you think of the BNP’s politics, Councillor John Cave was elected to Padiham Council by the residents of Padiham and the council can’t discriminate against any councillor because they don’t approve of their politics. Cave is a democratically elected councillor in Padiham and he has as much right as any other councillor to take his turn as mayor.
Democracy sometimes produces the “wrong” result, that’s the price you pay for political freedom.