THE far-Right British National Party is still a threat to British society, a meeting heard.
Bob Stoker, secretary of Huddersfield Trades Council, said it would continue to campaign against the BNP in the run-up to the next General Election.
He said that although the party did not make the breakthrough it expected in June's European Parliament and council elections, it came very close.
And with 800,000 votes nationally it was a serious threat.
Melvyn Holdsworth, of the Unite Against Fascism group, who also spoke at the meeting in the Labour Rooms on Cross Church Street, said that without a concerted campaign the outcome could have been very different.
"The BNP posed a real danger of making its electoral breakthrough by winning a seat in the European Parliament," he said.
"But it failed to achieve it. This must be welcomed by all those opposed to the hatred and division peddled by the BNP."
But he said the BNP received eight times the number of votes that were cast for it in 1999. In Kirklees it received 17,144 - 12.4% of the votes cast.