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John Graeme Wood

John Graeme Wood (1933 - 22 November 2007) was an English politician who was prominent on the far-right political scene from the late 1950s until his death.

Career

Wood was a member of Sir Oswald Mosley's Union Movement and became a Branch Leader.[1][2] He remained in the UM until 1964, when he joined the British National Party. Remaining with the BNP, Wood became a founding member of the National Front when it was formed in 1967. He was later expelled after it was discovered he had joined under the assumed name John Howard ffrench (two lower-case f's).

Wood left the British far right not long after this as work commitments took him to the Federal Republic of Germany. While there, he established links with the National Democratic Party.

After returning to Britain, Wood linked up with

  1. ^ Mosley Remembered Part One
  2. ^ Mosley Remembered Part Three
  3. ^ a b Ray Hill & Andrew Bell, The Other Face of Terror, Grafton Books, 1988, p. 166
  4. ^ a b Searchlight, No. 363, September 2005, p. 25
  5. ^ Searchlight, No. 364, October 2005, p. 9
  6. ^ Searchlight, No. 355, January 2005, p. 12
  7. ^ Searchlight, No. 357, March 2005, p. 19
  8. ^ Searchlight, No. 364, October 2005, p. 23
  9. ^ Searchlight, No. 368, February 2006, p. 13
  10. ^ Searchlight, No. 379, January 2007, p. 17
  11. ^ Blog

References

During the last two years of his life Wood wrote a blog, which he documented his family life and his times with his mistress, Iris.[11]

This marked the effective end of his political career and he decided to distance himself from fringe politics. From then and until his death, Wood enjoyed a semi-retirement from nationalist politics. Nonetheless in 2006 he applied to rejoin the BNP, but his application was turned down by the BNP's leadership. Despite this, Wood maintained good relations with his local BNP branch in Sheffield and provided the branch with both advice and financial support in the run up to the UK's 2007 local elections.

[10] Wood's membership was short-lived however as he was expelled from the BPP following personality clashes with Morrison and Watmough, who would publicly accuse Wood of being an ideological "traitor" without elaborating on the claim.[9] Wood joined the NF in the late 1990s when Morrison became the group's organiser in

Wood remained with the BNP until 1990, when he resigned from the party due to personality clashes with some moderate senior officers. He continued to appear as a guest speaker at party events, fulfilling a similar function for the NF and other groups, without formally participating in any group. [3]

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