Ken Booth, R.I.P.

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It is with much sadness that we have to report the death of former NF activist, Ken Booth.

Ken Booth of Newcastle upon Tyne had been the driving force for Nationalism in the North East for many years. He had served both the National Front and the BNP.

In the early 2000s, Ken had been the election’s supremo for the NF in the North East. He built up a dynamic campaigning team which regularly obtained elections results for the National Front in the 5 per-cent, the ten per-cent and even higher. Later for local tactical reasons Ken switched his support to the BNP, and again obtained most impressive results. In the General Election of 2010, under Ken’s leadership the BNP fielded candidates in every constituency in the North East region. An impressive number of these 2010 General Election candidates saved their deposit, as did Ken standing in Newcastle Central constituency, where Ken obtained 2300 votes and scored 6.7 per-cent.

Ken was a brave, dedicated and tireless campaigner for our Nationalist cause. Ken always believed in leading from the front; and Ken knew how to inspire his local and regional activists. He regularly held public demonstrations at Gray’s Monument in the very centre of Newcastle. Ken was a very decent chap to know personally. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Ken died of cancer. Our sympathies go out to his family.