It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Jim Starkey on New year’s day 2019.
Jim originally from Sunderland, served for 22 years in the British Army, later moved to Bicester in Oxfordshire.
In 2002 he was deeply concerned by the government’s proposal to open an “asylum centre” housing 750 young men in the town.
This is when he joined the National Front and tirelessly campaigned against these plans.
He was a popular and well known man in the town and cared deeply about his community.
In the 2003 council elections he stood as the NF candidate in Bicester West and polled 11% of the vote.
The following year he again stood for the party, this time polling 231 votes (11.6%).
In July 2004 he stood in the Birmingham Hodge Hill parliamentary by election polling 805 votes (3.9%)
Later the same year, he again stood for the party in the Hartlepool parliamentary by election coming 7th of 14 candidates polling 246 votes (0.8%)
In the 2005 General election he represented the party in Banbury, Oxfordshire and polled a very credible 918 votes (1.6%)
Jim was a true and brave patriot who spoke from the heart. He will be sadly missed by all who campaigned with him.
Rest in peace Jim