THE British National Party are fielding candidates in all 24 Sandwell Council seats in the forthcoming local elections.

Activists for the far right party will be knocking doors throughout Oldbury, Rowley, Blackheath, Cradley Heath and Rowley Regis in a bid to drum up votes for their anti-immigration platform.

This year is the first time the far right party has contested every single seat in a local election in Sandwell.

They will even have more candidates than the Liberal Democrats who are not contesting Rowley, Oldbury, Princes End and Smethwick.

The BNP’S organiser Terry Lewin said: “The British National Party’s Team Black Country BNP have announced that they will be standing a full slate in all 24 wards in Sandwell in the forthcoming local elections.”

He added: “This will put New Labour and its UAF thugs and criminal gang of extremists in a right old spin.”

However, the party is in danger of losing both of its current seats on the council.

Conservative Shirley Ching, who is looking to get re-elected as councillor in Blackheath, wrote off the BNP’s chances.

She said: “It is the first time the BNP have stood in all the seats in Sandwell but I dont think this is going to be a breakthrough year for them and I just cant see them winning a seat around here.

“I have had a great response on the doorsteps and people know what they like. I really enjoyed my first term as a councillor and hopefully I will be back again after the election.”