AN activist for the far-right English Defence League who stood in the recent Rotherham by election has been remanded in jail on burglary charges.
Brian Clint Bristow, usually known as Clint, came last in the November 29 by-election with just 29 votes.
A little over two weeks later, on December 16, the 39-year-old was charged by Humberside police with burglary. After being refused bail, he was remanded in custody and spent Christmas in jail.
The case was transferred to Hull Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to burglary on December 21. Bristow was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on January 22.
He is charged with trespassing on private property and stealing toiletries, money and a mobile phone then making threats of violence.
The offence took place in Bempton, near Bridlington.
There was a blank space next to Bristow’s name in the political party section on the ballot paper in November’s by-election in Rotherham, but he worked as a local organiser for the English Defence League in Doncaster.
His election leaflets bore the EDL logo and urged voters: “For your children and grandchildren, vote Clint Bristow!”