26 Facts About Andrew Brons


Andrew Henry William Brons was born on 3 June 1947 and is a British politician and former MEP.


Andrew Brons was the Chairman of the National Front in the early 1980s.


Andrew Brons resigned the BNP whip in October 2012 and became patron of the British Democratic Party.


Andrew Brons spent most of his childhood in Sidcup, on the outskirts of London, before his family moved to Harrogate when he was eleven years old.


Andrew Brons studied politics at the University of York, and graduated in 1970.


Andrew Brons began his political career in 1964 when, aged seventeen, he joined the National Socialist Movement, a Neo-Nazi organisation founded on Adolf Hitler's birthday by Colin Jordan.


In 1965, Andrew Brons joined John Bean's British National Party, which later merged with the League of Empire Loyalists to form the National Front in 1967.

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Andrew Brons contested Harrogate for the National Front in both February and October 1974 general elections, polling 1,186 votes in February and 1,030 in October.


When Labour's Roy Jenkins resigned his parliamentary seat on appointment as European Commission President in early 1977, Andrew Brons contested the Birmingham Stechford by-election for the National Front.


Andrew Brons polled 2,955 votes, forcing the Liberal candidate into fourth place.


Andrew Brons tended to support the Flag Group although he lost influence to Ian Anderson and faded from his leading position.


Nevertheless, Andrew Brons had links to the Political Soldier wing and is credited with having introduced the concept of distributism into the party, which formed a central part of the new ideology of the NF.


Andrew Brons had been leading a group leafleting in Leeds city centre.


Andrew Brons left the 'official' party altogether in 1986 but, unlike Webster who had been expelled in 1984, Brons became involved with the Flag Group, an NF Fronde.


Andrew Brons subsequently wrote at least two articles for the BNP's official magazine Identity.


Andrew Brons had a "tentative agreement" to return to work at Harrogate College in September 2009.


Andrew Brons had however been selected as BNP lead candidate for the European Elections 2009 in the Yorkshire and the Humber constituency, and upon becoming the BNP's first Member of the European Parliament he declined the college's offer.


Andrew Brons stood as a parliamentary candidate for the Keighley constituency at the 2010 general election.


Andrew Brons came fourth in the election with 1,962 votes.


Andrew Brons was narrowly defeated, receiving 1,148 votes to Griffin's 1,157.


On 16 October 2012, Andrew Brons resigned the BNP whip following disputes with the party leader Griffin, stating that Griffin had described him "in a text to his attack dogs as 'vermin'".


Andrew Brons continued as an MEP until 2014 when he did not stand for re-election.


Andrew Brons was a member of the Constitutional Affairs Committee and a substitute for the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee.


On entering the European Parliament Andrew Brons was designated to the Delegation to the EU-Croatia Joint Parliamentary Committee this being a joint delegation to create dialogue with the Croatian Parliament at the time Croatia was a candidate country.


On 30 November 2010, Andrew Brons again spoke of the negative impact that EU accession would have on the Croatian people, this time in the European Parliament.

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Andrew Brons used the opportunity to express his concerns over the double standards of the EU in relation to the Lisbon Treaty; he questioned member states governments' and media impartiality regarding the EU Question, saying:.