Martin Wingfield

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Martin Wingfield (born 1951) is a long-standing figure involved in the British national liberation movement.

Political History

National Front

Disillusioned with the Liberal Party,[1] Wingfield joined the National Front in 1976 and quickly rose in the party, winning election to the National Directorate in 1980. He became editor of the National Front News for a time, from 1983. He was briefly expelled from the party by John Tyndall after attempting to take control of the Sussex branch of the party from Tyndall's father-in-law Charles Parker by publishing a dissident paper the Sussex Front.[2]

With Ian Anderson, he was associated with the traditionalist Flag Group wing in opposition to the Political Soldier wing and became one of the leading members of this dissident group, editing their paper The Flag. In his role as editor of NF party organs Wingfield was charged under the Jewish created thought-crime "Race Relations Act" in 1985 for saying "unless immigration is stopped, Crawley will end up one day like Brixton with all the problems and crime that that entails." After refusing to pay a fine he was imprisoned by the controlled courts and government.[3][4]

National Democrats

Wingfield served as a member of the National Democrats,[5] continuing to edit The Flag for them and acting as the party's press officer.[6] In the 1997 General Election, he stood as the ND candidate for Wolverhampton North East constituency gaining 356 votes (0.9%); his wife, Tina, stood as a ND candidate for the Blackburn constituency gaining 671 votes (1.41%).

British National Party

In 2001, he joined the British National Party,[7][8] and currently serves as editor of the party's newspaper Freedom. He was second on the list of candidates for the North-West England constituency, behind only party leader Nick Griffin, in both the 2004 and 2009 European Elections.[9]

Elections contested

Date of election Constituency Party Votes %
9 June 1983 Worthing NF 292 0.5
15 June 1989 Birmingham East NF 1,471 0.8
1 May 1997 Wolverhampton North East ND 356 0.9


  2. N. Copsey, Contemporary British Fascism: The British National Party and the Quest for Legitimacy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, p38
  3. Daily Star Sunday "They're a gallery of rogues with criminal pasts; BNP the truth" 6 June 2004
  4. Epping Forest BNP website, 4 Oct 2008
  5. BBC News, BNP: Under the skin
  6. "New name just a Front for 'National Democrats'", The Independent, 17 July 1997
  7. Martin Wingfield
  8. BBC News, BNP: Under the skin
  9. Martin Wingfield
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