John Graeme Wood
- 22 November 2007) was an English
politician who was prominent on the nationalist
scene from the late 1950s until his death.
Wood was a member of Sir Oswald Mosley
's Union Movement
and became a Branch Leader. As well as being a member of UM he was also recognised as a personal friend and confidant of Mosley and remained in the UM until 1964, when he joined the British National Party
. Remaining with the BNP, Wood became a founding member of the British National Front
when it was formed in 1967.
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 Eddy Morrison
and followed him into the New National Front. In April 1982 at the Charing Cross
Hotel in London
, Wood was present at the launch of the (third) British National Party
. John Tyndall
and a few others, including Charles Parker
, Tyndall's father-in-Law, wanted the new party to be called the Nationalist Party but Wood, under pressure from a great majority of northern nationalists in Leeds and Manchester
, persuaded Tyndall to adopt the name of the BNP.
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... Read More