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:
Ed from The Chemical Brothers
Dan Martin from Electric 6
Four Tet (Kieron Hebden)
Future Pilot AKA
James Yorkston and The Athletes
King Creosote and The Fence Collective
Kings Of Leon
Suggs and Madness
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