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BNP Jewish win

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2004-06-11

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A Jewish woman has won a council seat in Essex for the far right British National Party.

Patricia Richardson (nee Feldman) won her seat in Epping Forest and will now be a councillor for the Loughton Fairmead ward. Her husband, also a BNP candidate won the nearby ward of Loughton Broadway.
"It is a good result for us. We are not supposed to get anyone in anywhere, are we? We are very pleased with the Epping result," said BNP national press officer Dr Phil Edwards.
Earlier this year when Richardson revealed she would be standing for the BNP, Mike Whine of the Community Security Trust said: "It’s a matter of great regret that a member of the Jewish community has aligned herself with the BNP, which retains its anti-semitic and Holocaust ideology, only just below the surface these days.”
But Richardson hit back saying saying the party is not anti-semitic.
According to sources, Richardson does not have much association with the Jewish community but both her sons have been circumcised.
She grew up in Stoke Newington in north London and was one of three children born to Jewish parents. Her father came from Romania while her mother was born in London's East End and came from a family of Lithuanian descent.