What have the people of that area done.? They have only gone from left wing to ultra right wing!!
I have no particular love of the Labour Party, ( To the few who do not know I left them a few years ago) but They do need to get their house in order if the are losing one of their traditional seats to the BNP.
Me, I would prefer to see Labour on the up rather than the BNP. I find their views abhorrent.