By Jonathan Kalmus, April 29, 2010
For the first time the BNP have a parliamentary candidate standing for Bury South, home to two significantly Jewish areas.
This week, election leaflets for Jean Purdy, a former Conservative activist and senior NHS nurse, landed on doormats in Whitefield and Prestwich setting out three objectives: to stop immigration, pull out troops in Afghanistan and to raise the weekly pension.
A Conservative spokesperson sought to distance the party from Ms Purdy, saying: "We disown any association with her. Their values are not ours."