The road to Wigan gym

The British National Party didn’t trouble the
big boy venues of the North West for its annual
conference at the weekend, using instead the Body Image Fitness Centre in
Wigan.

Manchester Central, which recently hosted the
Tory conference, told conference-news it was “not aware of
having received any enquiries from the BNP either directly or
indirectly”.

Around 70 protesters marched to the
Swan
Lane complex in Hindley Green to protest at the
far-right party’s gathering in the town.

The Wigan Observer’s Richard Bean tells conference-news the meeting was probably
booked under a party member’s name who worked at the gym. “I’d be amazed if the
management hadn’t known the booking was for a two-day BNP conference. The local
branch has been meeting at the venue for about six months now,” says Bean.

BNP leader Nick Griffin was present at the ‘closed’ debate, with members of
the public and journalists barred from proceedings.

Paul Colston

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