Richard Barnbrook

Richard Barnbrook

Infobox Politician (general)
honorific-prefix = Cllr.
name = Richard Barnbrook
honorific-suffix = AM

office2 = London Assembly
London wide list
term_start2 = 1 May 2008
office3 = Barking and Dagenham Council
Goresbrook Ward
term_start3 = 5 May 2006
term_end3 =
majority3 = 272 (4.25%)
|alongside3=: Tracy Lansdown
Warren Northover
successor3 =
birth_date = Birth date and age|1961|02|24
birth_place = Catford, London
death_date =
death_place =
nationality = English
spouse = Simone Clarke
party = British National Party
relations =
children =
residence =
alma_mater =
profession = Teacher, Sculptor
religion =

website =
footnotes =

Richard John Barnbrook (born 24 February, 1961 in Catford, London) [ Richard Barnbrook - BNP Mayoral Candidate (2008)] ] is a British politician representing the British National Party (BNP) in the London Assembly. Barnbrook is a councillor, and deputy-head of the BNP grouping, on Barking and Dagenham Council, representing the Goresbrook ward.


Barnbrook attended the Royal Academy of Arts and finished his studies in 1985. He worked as an artist and teacher. [ BBC Profile: Richard Barnbrook] ] His art projects included directing and appearing in the film "HMS Discovery: A Love Story", which received substantial media coverage as a result of its scenes of male nudity and homoerotic themes, which was described as "gay pornography". [ [ "Daily Telegraph": 'BNP Councillor Denies Working on Gay Porn Film' 11 May 2006] ] [ [ "The Guardian": 'Gay porn' movie raises ripples on the far right] ] [ [ BBC: BNP man rejects porn film claim] ] [ [ "The Independent": BNP's council leader made film labelled as 'Marxist gay cinema'] ] but which Barnbrook insists was nothing more than an art film and certainly not homoerotic. [ [ As he battles to become London's mayor, the bizarre truth about the BNP boss, his ballerina fiance and bitter wife | Mail Online ] ] [ [ BBC NEWS | Politics | BNP man rejects porn film claim ] ]


Previously an activist for the Labour PartyFact|date=August 2008, Barnbrook was a BNP candidate in the United Kingdom general election, 2005. He received 16.9% votes in Barking coming third and only 27 votes behind the Conservative candidate, Keith Prince. The constituency was won by Margaret Hodge.

Barnbrook was the BNP's candidate for the London mayoral election, 2008, receiving 69 710 first preference votes (2.84% of the total valid first preference votes cast) and 128 609 second preference votes (5.23% of the total valid second preference votes cast).

In the separate London-wide Assembly election he was the top candidate in the BNP's London-wide Assembly Member List. The BNP List received 130 714 votes or 5.33% of the total valid votes cast. The BNP therefore passed the 5% threshold and won one seat in the London Assembly which was filled by Barnbrook. [ [ 'The anti-immigration British National Party has won a seat on the London Assembly after getting 5.3% of votes'] ] [ [ 'Johnson snatches Tories biggest prize'] ]

In a BBC interview during his campaign, he said "You may have your religion behind your closed doors but you don't bring it onto the streets. You can be homosexual behind closed doors, you can be heterosexual behind closed doors, but you don't bring it onto the streets, demanding more rights for it".

Personal life

Barnbrook is fiancé of retired ballerina Simone Clarke. [Matthew Taylor [,,2230136,00.html "BNP ballerina to marry party councillor"] , "The Guardian", Dec 20, 2007] . In statements made before he met Clarke, however, Barnbrook was quoted as saying, apropos her relationship with Yat-Sen Chang, "I'm not opposed to mixed marriages but their children are washing out the identity of this country's indigenous people." Simone Clarke and fellow dancer Yat-Sen Chang have a daughter, Olivia. He has since said that should he and Clarke get married, "her child will be my child."cite web|url=,,2229824,00.html|title='BNP ballerina' to wed fellow far-right activist|publisher="The Guardian"] Barnbrook married an American in 1998, but they separated in 2004 ago due to personal differences and as of 2008 are going through divorce proceedings [ "As he battles to become London's mayor, the bizarre truth about the BNP boss, his ballerina fiance and bitter wife"] , "The Daily Mail", Apr 29, 08] .

General elections


External links

* [ Richard Barnbrook] , official blog
* [ Richard Barnbrook's Telegraph Blog]
* [ MayorWatch 2008]
* [ BBC: Profile: Richard Barnbrook]
* [ BBC: Candidates & Parties]
* [ Richard Barnbrook interviewed by "Eyebrow" magazine April 2008]
* [ London Mayor and Assembly Elections 2008 Results]

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