RMT leader Bob Crow will join forces with SRtRC's Luther Blissett to warn voters on the consequences of voting for the far-right.
The union will be hosting a forum aimed at exposing what the consequences would be for the east London constituency of further gains for the BNP in the area and the possibility of the extreme right seizing control of the local council.
Mr Crow said: "We want people to undertsnad that a vote for the BNP in Barking isn't simply a throwaway protest vote - it's a vote that could see the extreme right seizing the levers of power with horrific consequences for the area.
"Staff from ethnic minorities, who we rely on to work in our public services from health to transport, will feel that the area has shunned them and will seek work elsewhere, leading to a breakdown of services that are at the heart of the community."
Mr Bragg warned that Barking and Dagenham faces serious challenges with regard to housing, jobs and future prosperity.
"We want to hear from local people how they feel about this situation, but we also want to ask if the BNP are capable of solving those problems." he said.
"Would electing a council controlled by far-right extremists make things better or worse for the residents of the borough?"
The forum at the Broadway Theatre will start at 6.30pm on Sunday 11 April. Other guests tbc.
Words: Morning Star Online - 6 April 2010