The Echo has agreed to print the following reply in its paper on the 17th of March (Wednesday):
I am responding to the article of February 19 headlined “BNP targets home of city’s ex-Lord Mayor”.
The report stated that a group of BNP supporters had been accused of hurling abuse over a loudspeaker outside the home of Cllr Steve Rotherham on the day of the council by-election in Fazakerley.
The only thing that went out over a loud speaker was a pre-recorded message of “Vote Peter Stafford on 18th February”.
Liverpool BNP were carrying out their democratic right of campaigning when somebody phoned the police and made a complaint. At no time was this a “demo”.
BNP members were questioned by Merseyside Police officers, who decided that no offences had been committed or laws broken.
Media liaison officer
Merseyside British National Party