MORRISSEY HELPS FIGHT FASCISM!

The star is one of a host of music stars who have signed a Unite Against Fascism petition...

Morrissey and THE STROKES are among a host of bands who have signed an anti-fascist petition as fears grow that the BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY could win a seat on the LONDON ASSEMBLY after the forthcoming Mayoral elections.

The artists have signed the Unite Against Fascism petition at [url=]uaf.org.uk as the London Assembly and local elections draw near (June 10) .

At the last London Assembly elections in 2000, the BNP won 3% of the vote, and there was a 31% turnout. This time around the turnout is expected to be as low as 27%. The BNP only need 5% to win a seat on the London Assembly, and recent polls have suggested they will reach that target.

London Mayor Ken Livingstone said in a statement to NME.COM today (May 28): “The BNP is a racist party, not a “respectable” party. The BNP

needs just 5 per cent of the vote to get a seat on the London Assembly. To win a seat, the BNP need a low turnout. If you want to stop the fascists in London, use your vote.”

The acts who have signed up so far are:

Adem

Bernard Butler

Ed from The Chemical Brothers

Cinema

Clearlake

Damien Rice

The Datsuns

David Gray

Dan Martin from Electric 6

Four Tet (Kieron Hebden)

Franz Ferdinand

Future Pilot AKA

The Glitterati

Hood

Hot Chip

James Yorkston and The Athletes

Jarvis Cocker

King Creosote and The Fence Collective

Kings Of Leon

Ladytron

The Libertines

Suggs and Madness

Max Tundra

Morrissey

Orbital

Peaches

Saint Etienne

The Strokes

Teenage Fanclub

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