Far right activist Tommy Robinson was due to hold a rally on Blackpool Prom this morning.Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley Lennon, will be canvassing in the area as part of his campaign to become the MEP for the North West in upcoming EU elections.The former English Defence League leader will be campaigning with his team on the Promenade from 10am.Chris Webb, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, said he will be leading a protest against the rally at St John’s Square from 11am.He said: "It's to show Stephen Yaxley-Lennon aka Tommy Robinson and his racist views are not welcome in our town.”“A violent, racist thug preying on the problems working people face in our town, offering no solutions to the issues, only hate.“Regardless if you voted leave or remain we must stand up to racism and show via the ballot box it has no place in our society.“Just last week thousands united against a racist twitter video filmed in our town with a overwhelming message that everyone is welcome."Robinson hit the headlines this week after he had milkshake poured over him in Warrington while canvassing. Danyal Mahmud, 23, from Blackburn, claims the milkshake slipped out of his hand.
Tommy Robinson to lead rally on Blackpool Prom today
Far right activist Tommy Robinson was due to hold a rally on Blackpool Prom this morning.
By Simon Drury
Monday, 6th May 2019, 10:20 am
Monday, 6th May 2019, 12:31 pm