Commenting on the recent failed protest by the English Defence League (EDL) in Boosbeck, local Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop said:
“The EDL need to realise that they have no place in our community. The EDL’s reputation for racism, intolerance and public disorder runs contrary to what the vast majority of decent Boosbeck residents believe. The support the EDL generates never appears to be local, and is more often than not bussed in from miles away.
“It has wasted taxpayers’ money and piled pressure on Cleveland Police who are already struggling due to major budget cuts.
“Hopefully, after their latest failed attempt to garner support in the area, they will listen to the message of East Cleveland residents and never come back to the area.”