Councillor Brian Silvester (who is not currently a councillor but still uses the title on Twitter) is mainly active in sharing his far right (and, in our opinion, repulsive views on Twitter)
Prior to finding his niche as a supporter of Anne Marie Waters’ extremist anti Islam views on Twitter, Silvester was a councellor in the Cheshire East borough. While there he was disgraced and fined £70,000 for fire safety breaches on a property he rented out.
Silvester made the move from the Conservative party to UKIP in 2013.
Silvester hit the headlines again in late November 2016 when, incensed by a judicial decision in relation to Brexit, he put out a tweet saying the public needed to know where the three ruling judges lived for the purpose of ‘protesting peacefully’ to them. This backfired on social media with many Twitterers answering that they’d like Silvester’s address for the same purpose.
For such a devotee of Twitter Silvester proved in late 2016 that he doesn’t have much idea how the platform works. He smugly and publicly dismissed his opponent in the Crewe Town by election on the basis that she only had 17 followers. By the end of the day Twitter had rallied to boost his opponent’s Twitter followers into the thousands, exceeding Silvester’s own following by several thousand!
UKIP were not quite extreme enough for Silvester and when Anne Marie Waters failed to win the UKIP leadership and broke with UKIP to form far right extremist group For Britain, Silvester went with her.
Judging by the website he is quite a key figure in For Britain.
This is the kind of hate rhetoric Silvester publicly spouts on behalf of For Britain.
Here he is supporting Anne Marie:
And here is he demonstrating he is in the “Islam isn’t a race so I can’t be racist” school for numpties.
Silvester attended Crown Court in 2012 over a series of fire regulation breaches which endangered his tenants.
Roanna Carleton Taylor is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of many of our articles, and also writes occasionally for other media publications including Huff Post, Byline Times and Immigration News. Roanna loves German Shepherd Dogs and Oil Painting.
I am all for a page exposing the bigotry and plain racism, not to mention stupidity) of the right, keep up the good work.
But could you correct the incorrect spelling of councillor at the top od the article (it has been spelt counsellor)
Thanks, will do
https://www.crewechronicle.co.uk/news/local-news/cheshire-east-councillor-brian-silvester-5600229 hope this helps 🙂
Brian is a councillor…a Parish councillor. He’s boasting of being ‘elected’ to a local Parish as Britain First’s first elected rep. He was of course unopposed, as most Parish councils never have elections.
I’m a member of For Britain and it’s ridiculous that your group smear us, you can’t be racist towards Islam, Islam is a religion and like any set of ideas, you have the right to scrutinise it
Scrutinising it and criticising it is fine. Abusing Muslims is not fine.
He is a councillor, just not Borough. He knows he’ll lose any vote so he finds obscure Parishes where no one is likely to stand, he moves each election as he knows we’ll put someone up against him next time, he is currently a Councillor for Woolstanwood, which is basically a small estate of a few hundred houses in Wistaston