Despite promises to “punish (David) Prescott” in the General Election, the BNP chose not to stand in Gainsborough.
Instead, after targeting the Labour candidate for abuse on its website, the party is now focussing its activities on opposing UKIP in Boston, believing Sir Edward Leigh will be safely re-elected.
West Lindsey branch spokesman Robert Ashton says UKIP are “not particularly strong” in West Lindsey and the Conservative MP of over 30 years will be returned with a similar majority to 2010.
“We are pretty sure Lincolnshire will remain Conservative but it will be a very tight result nationwide. We are still here (in Gainsborough) but Boston and Skegness is where we are concentrating our activities. We are stronger there and we saved our deposit in 2010. It is also UKIP’s 4th target seat,” he said.
However, the BNP plans to leaflet parts of West Lindsey in a Lincolnshire leaflet drop next week.
“We did point out he (David Prescott) is not right for West Lindsey,” he added.