CST Elections Report 2011
14 June 2011
Last month, over 300 British National Party candidates stood for election in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Only two won, both in English local council elections: several existing BNP councillors lost their seats as the party's electoral decline and organisation collapse, which began last year, continued. Next month the party's 'other' MEP, Andrew Brons, will challenge Nick Griffin for the leadership of the BNP.
Several other, smaller, far right parties stood in the elections, many on a ticket of radical, xenophobic English nationalism and with candidates who have been expelled from the BNP over the past two years. With the rise of the English Defence League, this may presage a new form of far right politics in Britain, and particularly England.
CST's Elections Report gives an overview of the electoral performance of the BNP and other far right parties in these elections. It assesses the prospects for the BNP and the future direction of the wider far right. It also includes complete tables with the results of all BNP and other far right candidates.