British National Party election results

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This article lists the British National Party's election results in the UK parliamentary, Scottish parliamentary and Welsh Assembly elections, as well as in the European Parliament elections and at a local level.

United Kingdom elections[edit]

Summary of general election performance[edit]

Year Number of candidates Total votes Average votes per candidate Percentage of vote Change (percentage points) Saved deposits* Number of MPs
1983 53 14,621 276 0.0 N/A 0 0
1987 2 553 277 0.0 0.0 0 0
1992 13 7,631 587 0.1 +0.1 0 0
1997 56 35,832 640 0.1 0.0 3 0
2001 33 47,129 1,428 0.2 +0.1 7 0
2005 119 192,746 1,620 0.7 +0.5 34 0
2010 338 563,743 1,668 1.9 +1.2 73 0

* Note: Until 1985, a deposit was saved on securing 12½% of the votes cast; from 1985, this was reduced to 5%.

General election, 9 June 1983[edit]

This was the first general election after the formation of the BNP following the disintegration of the National Front (NF) in the early 1980s. The BNP stood 53 candidates in order to be eligible for the five-minute national television broadcast offered to all parties running fifty candidates or more. Although the party did not anticipate winning any seats (as was the case) the election was pivotal in ensuring that its profile was raised, with 13 million viewers watching the broadcast.[1] The NF itself contested 61 seats, a significant drop from the 303 it had contested in 1979. Only three constituencies (Hackney S & Shoreditch, Islington S & Finsbury and Worthing) were contested by both parties and in all three the NF beat the BNP. However, their combined vote in each of these constituencies was roughly half of what the NF had secured previously.

38 of the seats contested by the BNP had been contested by the NF in 1979. However, the BNP vote in all but one was lower than the NF had previously achieved. (The exception was Carmarthen: NF 149 in 1979; BNP 154 in 1983.)

BNP results ranged from 94 to 632 votes. Its share of votes ranged from 0.2% to 1.3%.

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Ashford R Lockwood 195 0.4
Basingstoke I Wilson 344 0.6
Beckenham G Younger 203 0.5
Bolton North East D Ball 186 0.4
Bournemouth West Morse, JohnJohn Morse 180 0.4
Bradford North M Easter 193 0.4
Broxbourne J Smith 502 1.0
Carmarthen C Grice 154 0.3
Chislehurst A Waite 201 0.5
Ealing North J Shaw 306 0.6
Edmonton D Bruce 372 0.8
Eltham P Banks 276 0.7
Enfield North J Billingham 268 0.5
Enfield Southgate M Braithwaite 318 0.7
Epping Forest S Smith 330 0.7
Erith and Crayford O Hawke 272 0.7
Glasgow Shettleston K Hill 103 0.3
Gloucester R Rhodes 260 0.5
Greenwich I Dell 259 0.7
Hackney South and Shoreditch Mrs Valerie Tyndall 374 1.0
Harborough J Taylor 280 0.5
Hertford and Stortford G Wiles 304 0.6
Heywood and Middleton K Henderson 316 0.8
Ilford South R Martin 316 0.8
Ipswich A Pearson 235 0.5
Islington North L Bearsford-Walker 176 0.5
Islington South and Finsbury D Stentiford 94 0.2
Leeds Central G Cummins 331 0.9
Leeds West A Braithwaite 334 0.7
Leicester East R Sutton 459 0.9
Leicester South C Pickard 280 0.3
Leicester West Hill, RayRay Hill 469 1.0
Lewisham Deptford P Wilson 317 0.9
Lewisham East Edmonds, RichardRichard Edmonds 288 0.7
Lewisham West R Hoy 336 0.8
Liverpool Walton D McKechnie 343 0.7
Loughborough J Peacock 228 0.4
Manchester Gorton L Andrews 231 0.5
Milton Keynes R Rickcord 290 0.5
Orpington L Taylor 215 0.5
Plymouth Drake C Bradbury 163 0.4
Ravensbourne A Shotton 242 0.6
Reading East P Baker 147 0.3
Stevenage D Bowmaker 236 0.5
Thanet North B Dobing 324 0.7
Thurrock R Sinclair 252 0.6
Wakefield V Parker 295 0.6
Walsall South J Parker 632 1.3
Warrington North I Sloan 267 0.5
Woolwich T Fitz-Gerald 384 1.0
Worcester K Axon 208 0.4
Worthing D Monks 103 0.2
York T Bratten 148 0.3
Total 14,621 0.0

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By-elections, 1983-1987[edit]

Date of election Constituency Candidate Votes  %
26 February 1987 Greenwich I B Dell 116 0.3[3]

General election, 11 June 1987[edit]

With party finances strained, leader John Tyndall decided not to fight this election.[4] The party's Bromley officer Alf Waite and West Kent chief Michael Easter both broke rank and stood as candidates and, despite attempts by Tyndall to maintain unity, some of Waite and Easter's supporters split from the BNP to join the Flag Group after the election.[5]

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Ravensbourne A Waite 184 0.4
Tonbridge and Malling M Easter 369 0.6
Total 553 0.0

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General election, 9 April 1992[edit]

Although a wider slate of candidates was put forward than in 1987, the party concentrated its campaigning efforts on the East London constituencies of Bethnal Green and Stepney and Bow and Poplar on the back of some relatively strong performances in local elections in the early 1990s.[7] The party's first elected representative to a borough council, Derek Beackon, would be elected in this area the following year.

BNP results ranged from 121 to 1310 votes. Its share of votes ranged from 0.3% to 3.6%.

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Bethnal Green and Stepney Edmonds, RichardRichard Edmonds 1,310 3.6
Blaby J Peacock 521 0.8
Bow and Poplar Tyndall, JohnJohn Tyndall 1,107 3.0
Cardiff North Morse, JohnJohn Morse 121 0.3
Clydesdale S Cartwright 342 0.7
Darlington D Clarke 355 0.6
Dewsbury Birdwood, JLady Jane Birdwood 660 1.1
Edinburgh West D Bruce 133 0.3
Erewash L Johnson 645 1.0
Peterborough R Heaton 311 0.5
Rochdale K Henderson 620 1.2
Southwark and Bermondsey S Tyler 530 1.4
Uxbridge M O'Rourke 350 0.7
Total 7,631 0.1

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By-elections, 1992-1997[edit]

Date of election Constituency Candidate Votes  %
9 June 1994 Dagenham John Tyndall 1,511 7.0[9]

General election, 1 May 1997[edit]

Both Tyndall and Tony Lecomber felt that recruitment of new members was of central importance to the growth of the BNP and it was agreed that a larger scale general election campaign was needed in order to accomplish this.[10] The party spent £60,000 on their election campaign, although ultimately it had no great impact on volume of membership.[11]

BNP results ranged from 149 to 3350 votes. Its share of votes ranged from 0.4% to 7.5%.

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Aldershot D Stevens 322 0.6
Ashfield S Belshaw 595 1.2
Barking M Toleman 894 2.7
Batley and Spen R Smith 472 1.0
Bethnal Green and Bow D King 3,350 7.5
Bexleyheath and Crayford Ms P Smith 429 0.9
Birmingham Edgbaston D Campbell 443 0.9
Birmingham Northfield K Axon 337 0.9
Birmingham Perry Barr L Windridge 544 1.2
Blaby J Peacock 523 1.0
Blackpool North and Fleetwood J Ellis 288 0.5
Bournemouth West Morse, JohnJohn Morse 165 0.4
Bradford West G Osborn 893 1.8
Bristol North West S Parnell 265 0.5
Broxbourne D Bruce 610 1.3
Calder Valley C Jackson 431 0.8
Carshalton and Wallington G Ritchie 261 0.5
Charnwood M Palmer 525 0.9
Chingford and Woodford Green A Gould 1,059 2.4
Clydesdale K Smith 311 0.7
Coventry South J Astbury 328 0.7
Croydon South P Ferguson 354 0.7
Dagenham W Binding 900 2.5
Dartford P McHale 424 0.8
Dewsbury Ms F Taylor 2,232 5.2
East Ham C Smith 1,258 3.2
Edmonton B Cowd 437 1.0
Eltham W Hitches 491 1.1
Enfield North Griffin, JeanMrs Jean Griffin 590 1.2
Epping Forest P Henderson 743 1.4
Erith and Thamesmead V Dooley 718 1.7
Feltham and Heston R Church 682 1.5
Gillingham C Jury 195 0.4
Glasgow Govan J White 149 0.5
Glasgow Shettleston R Currie 191 0.6
Hackney South and Shoreditch G Callow 531 1.6
Harlow J Bowles 319 0.9
Ilford North P Wilson 755 1.6
Ilford South A Owens 580 1.2
Kingswood P Hart 290 0.5
Leicester West A Belshaw 302 0.7
Leominster J Haycock 292 0.6
Mitcham and Morden L Miller 521 1.1
Morley and Rothwell R Wood 381 0.8
Old Bexley and Sidcup Tyndall, ValerieMrs Valerie Tyndall 415 0.8
Poplar and Canning Town Tyndall, JohnJohn Tyndall 2,849 7.3
Reading East Ms B Packer 238 0.5
Reading West I Dell 320 0.7
Rochdale G Bergin 653 1.4
Romford M Carey 522 1.2
Rossendale and Darwen A Wearden 674 1.3
Sherwood P Ballard 432 0.8
Southwark North and Bermondsey M Davidson 713 1.8
Stoke-on-Trent Central M Coleman 806 1.5
Stoke-on-Trent South S Batkin 568 1.2
Taunton L Andrews 318 0.5
West Ham Francis, KennethKenneth Francis 1,198 3.6
Total 35,832 0.1

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By-elections, 1997-2001[edit]

Date of election Constituency Candidate Votes  %
31 July 1997 Uxbridge Ms. F Taylor 205 0.7[13]
23 November 2000 Preston Christian Jackson 229 1.1[14]
23 November 2000 West Bromwich West Nick Griffin 974 4.2[15]

General election, 7 June 2001[edit]

On the back of an intense local campaign that had been bolstered by the tensions around the 2001 Oldham race riots, the BNP secured their best ever general election result in Oldham West and Royton where party leader Nick Griffin secured 16.4% of the vote.[16]

BNP results ranged from 278 to 6,552 votes. Its share of votes ranged from 0.8% to 16.4%.

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Ashton-under-Lyne R Woods 1,617 4.5
Barking M Tolman 1,606 6.4
Bethnal Green and Bow M Davidson 1,211 3.2
Bexleyheath and Crayford C Smith 1,408 3.5
Birmingham Hodge Hill L Windridge 889 3.3
Blaby E Scott 1,375 2.8
Bradford North J Brayshaw 1,613 4.6
Broxbourne J Cope 848 2.2
Burnley S Smith 4,151 11.3
Chingford and Woodford Green Griffin, JeanMrs Jean Griffin 1,062 2.9
Coventry North East E Sheppard 937 2.0
Croydon Central L Miller 449 1.0
Dagenham D Hill 1,378 5.0
Dewsbury R Smith 1,632 4.5
Dudley North Darby, SimonSimon Darby 1,882 4.7
Enfield North R Johns 605 1.6
Erewash S Belshaw 591 1.2
Hayes and Harlington G Birch 705 2.2
Leicester East C Potter 772 1.9
Lewisham East B Roberts 1,005 3.3
Mitcham and Morden Tyndall, JohnJohn Tyndall 642 1.7
Newport West T Cavill 278 0.8
Oldham East and Saddleworth M Treacy 5,091 11.2
Oldham West and Royton Griffin, NickNick Griffin 6,552 16.4
Pendle C Jackson 1,976 5.0
Poplar and Canning Town P Borg 1,733 5.1
Romford F McAllister 414 1.2
Ruislip Northwood I Edwards 547 1.5
Stoke-on-Trent South S Batkin 1,358 3.8
Sunderland North D Guynan 687 2.3
Sunderland South J Dobbie 576 1.8
Walthamstow W Phillips 389 1.1
West Bromwich West J Salvage 1,428 4.5

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General election, 5 May 2005[edit]

BNP results ranged from 376 to 5,066 votes. Its share of votes ranged from 0.8% to 17.0%. In total 34 BNP candidates polled 5% or more and saved their deposit. The highest percentage was achieved in Barking by Richard Barnbrook, later to be elected to the London Assembly in 2008 when the BNP passed the 5% threshold and thus qualified for a single seat.[18]

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Aldridge-Brownhills W Vaughan 1,620 4.1
Amber Valley P Snell 1,243 2.6
Ashton-under-Lyne A Jones 2,051 5.5
Barking Barnbrook, RichardRichard Barnbrook 4,916 17.0
Barnsley Central G Broadley 1,403 4.9
Basildon Miss E Colgate 2055 4.8
Basingstoke R Robertson 821 1.7
Batley and Spen C Auty 2,668 6.8
Bexleyheath and Crayford Lee, JayJay Lee 1,245 2.9
Billericay B Robinson 1,435 2.9
Birmingham Erdington Ebanks, SharonSharon Ebanks 1,512 4.8
Birmingham Hodge Hill D Adams 1,445 5.1
Birmingham Northfield M Cattell 1,278 4.1
Birmingham Yardley R Purcell 1,523 5.2
Blaby M Robinson 1,704 3.5
Blackburn N Holt 2,263 5.4
Blackpool South R Goodwin 1,113 2.9
Boston and Skegness Ms W Russell 1,025 2.5
Bradford North Ms L Cromie 2,061 6.0
Bradford South J Lewthwaite 2,862 7.8
Bradford West Cromie, PaulPaul Cromie 2,525 6.9
Broxbourne A Emerson 1,929 4.7
Burnley L Starr 4,003 10.3
Burton Ms J Russell 1,840 3.8
Bury North S Clough 1,790 4.0
Calder Valley J Gregory 1,887 4.0
Charnwood A Holders 1,737 3.4
Cheadle R Chadfield 421 0.9
Colne Valley B Fowler 1,430 2.9
Coventry North West D Clarke 1,556 3.6
Crawley R Trower 1,277 3.0
Dagenham Rustem, LawrenceLawrence Rustem 2,870 9.3
Denton and Reddish J Edgar 1,326 3.7
Derbyshire South D Joines 1,797 3.2
Dewsbury D Exley 5,066 13.1
Doncaster Central J Wilkinson 1,239 3.6
Doncaster North L Hagan 1,506 4.8
Dudley North Darby, SimonSimon Darby 4,022 9.7
Dudley South J Salvage 1,841 4.7
Easington I McDonald 1,042 3.3
Elmet Ms T Andrews 1,231 2.6
Eltham B Roberts 979 2.8
Enfield North T Farr 1,004 2.5
Epping Forest J Leppert 1,728 3.9
Erewash Mrs S Graham 1,319 2.6
Erith and Thamesmead B Ravenscroft 1,620 4.3
Glasgow Central W Hamilton 671 2.4
Glasgow North East S McLean 920 3.2
Great Grimsby S Fyfe 1,338 4.1
Halifax G Wallace 2,627 6.6
Haltemprice and Howden J Mainprize 798 1.7
Harrogate and Knaresborough C Banner 466 1.1
Havant I Johnson 652 1.4
Hayes and Harlington T Hazel 830 2.6
Heywood and Middleton G Aronsson 1,855 4.7
Hornchurch I Moore 1,313 3.4
Houghton and Washington East J Richardson 1,367 3.9
Huddersfield K Hanson 1,036 3.0
Hull East A Siddle 1,022 3.3
Hull North B Wainwright 766 2.6
Hyndburn C Jackson 2,444 6.2
Keighley Griffin, NickNick Griffin 4,240 9.2
Knowsley North and Sefton East M McDermott 872 2.4
Leeds Central Collett, MarkMark Collett 1,201 4.1
Leeds West Mrs J Day 1,167 3.5
Leicestershire North West C Potter 1,474 3.1
Maidenhead T Rait 704 1.5
Makerfield D Shambley 1,221 3.4
Middlesbrough R Armes 819 2.5
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland G Groves 1,099 2.5
Morley and Rothwell C Beverley 2,271 5.3
Newcastle-under-Lyme J Dawson 1,390 3.5
Normanton J Aveyard 1,967 5.3
Old Bexley and Sidcup Miss C Sayers 1,227 2.8
Oldham East and Saddleworth M Treacy 2,109 4.9
Oldham West and Royton Mrs A Corbett 2,606 6.9
Pendle T Boocock 2,547 6.2
Pontefract and Castleford Ms S Cass 1,835 5.6
Poole P Pirnie 547 1.4
Redcar A Harris 985 2.5
Rochdale D Adams 1,773 4.3
Romford J McCaffrey 1,088 3.0
Rossendale and Darwen Wentworth, AnthonyAnthony Wentworth 1,736 3.9
Rother Valley N Cass 2,020 5.1
Rotherham Mrs M Guest 1,986 6.6
Sheffield Attercliffe Mrs B Jones 1,477 4.0
Sheffield Brightside C Hartigan 1,537 6.2
Sheffield Central M Payne 539 1.8
Sheffield Hallam I Senior 469 1.2
Sheffield Heeley J Beatson 1,314 3.9
Sheffield Hillsborough D Wright 2,010 4.4
Shipley T Linden 2,000 4.2
Solihull Mrs D Carr 1,752 3.3
Stalybridge and Hyde N Byrne 1,399 4.0
Stockton North K Hughes 986 2.7
Stoke-on-Trent Central M Coleman 2,178 7.8
Stoke-on-Trent North S Cartlidge 2,132 6.9
Stoke-on-Trent South M Leat 3,305 8.7
Sunderland North Miss D Hiles 1,136 3.9
Sunderland South D Guynan 1,166 3.8
Swansea East K Holloway 770 2.5
Thurrock N Geri 2,526 5.8
Tyne Bridge K Scott 1,072 4.1
Upminster C Roberts 1173 3.4
Uxbridge C le May 763 2.2
Wakefield G Rowe 1,328 3.1
Walsall North W Locke 1,992 6.0
Walsall South K Smith 1,776 5.0
Warley Simon Smith 1,761 5.5
Warwickshire North Ms M Mackenzie 1,910 4.1
Wentworth J Pygott 1,798 5.1
West Bromwich East C Butler 2,329 6.6
West Bromwich West J Lloyd 3,456 9.9
Weston-super-Mare C Courtney 778 1.6
Wokingham R Colborne 376 0.8
Wolverhampton South West E Mullins 983 2.4
Woodspring M Howson 633 1.2
Worcester M Roberts 980 2.1
Wrexham J Walker 919 3.0
Total 192,746 0.7

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By-elections, 2005-2010[edit]

Date of election Constituency Candidate Votes  %
19 July 2007 Sedgefield Andrew Spence 2,494 8.9[20]
26 June 2008 Henley Timothy Rait 1,243 3.6[21]
23 July 2009 Norwich North Rev. Robert West 941 2.7[22]
12 November 2009 Glasgow North East Charlie Baillie 1,013 4.9[23]

General election, 6 May 2010[edit]

The BNP fielded 338 candidates[24] (including 19 in Wales and 14 in Scotland but none in Northern Ireland), nearly three times the number in 2005. Leader Nick Griffin came third in Barking - the constituency it had targeted heavily - while the party lost all 12 of its seats on Barking and Dagenham council. In total 73 BNP candidates polled 5% or more and saved their deposit. The election results followed a campaign in which the BNP website was closed down by its designer, the party's publicity director was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill Griffin and a candidate in London was filmed fighting in the street with a group of Asian teenagers.[25] Votes polled ranged from 150 to 6,620. The percentage of votes ranged from 0.4% to 14.6%. The average was 1.9%.[26]

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Aberavon Kevin Edwards 1,276 4.1
Aberdeen North Roy Jones 635 1.7
Aberdeen South Susan Ross 529 1.2
Aberdeenshire West and Kincardine Gary Raikes 513 1.1
Alyn and Deeside John Walker 1,368 3.4
Amber Valley Michael Clarke 3,195 7.0
Ashfield Edward Holmes 2,781 5.8
Ashton-under-Lyne David Lomas 2,929 7.6
Banff and Buchan Richard Payne 1,010 2.6
Barking Nick Griffin 6,620 14.6
Barnsley Central Ian Sutton 3,307 8.9
Barnsley East Colin Porter 3,301 8.6
Barrow and Furness Mike Ashburner 840 1.9
Basildon and Billericay Irene Bateman 1,934 4.6
Basildon South and Thurrock East Chris Roberts 2,518 5.6
Batley and Spen David Exley 3,685 7.1
Beckenham Roger Tonks 1,001 2.1
Bedford William Dewick 757 1.7
Bedfordshire North East Ian Seeby 1,265 2.3
Bedfordshire South West Mark Tolman 1,703 3.4
Bermondsey and Old Southwark Stephen Tyler 1,370 3.1
Berwick-upon-Tweed Peter Mailer 1,213 3.2
Bethnal Green and Bow Jeffrey Marshall 1,405 2.8
Beverley and Holderness Neil Whitelam 2,080 3.9
Bexhill and Battle Neil Jackson 1,950 3.6
Bexleyheath and Crayford Stephen James 2,042 4.7
Birmingham Edgbaston Trevor Lloyd 1,196 2.9
Birmingham Erdington Kevin McHugh 1,815 5.1
Birmingham Hodge Hill Richard Lumby 2,333 5.5
Birmingham Northfield Les Orton 2,290 5.5
Birmingham Selly Oak Lynette Orton 1,820 3.9
Birmingham Yardley Tanya Lumby 2,153 5.3
Bishop Auckland Adam Walker 2,036 4.9
Blackburn Robin Evans 2,158 4.7
Blackley and Broughton Derek Adams 2,469 7.2
Blackpool North & Cleveleys James Clayton 1,556 3.8
Blackpool South Roy Goodwin 1,482 4.2
Blaenau Gwent Anthony King 1,211 3.7
Blaydon Keith McFarlane 2,277 5.1
Blyth Valley Steve Fairburn 1,699 4.4
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Andrew Moffat 1,890 4.0
Bolsover Martin Radford 2,640 6.0
Bolton South East Shelia Spink 2,012 5.1
Bootle Charles Stewart 942 2.3
Boston and Skegness David Owens 2,278 5.3
Bosworth John Ryde 2,458 4.5
Bracknell Mark Burke 1,253 2.4
Bradford East Neville Poynton 1,854 4.6
Bradford South Sharon Sutton 2,651 7.0
Bradford West Jenny Sampson 1,370 3.4
Braintree Paul Hooks 1,080 2.2
Brentford and Isleworth Paul Winnet 704 1.3
Brentwood and Ongar Paul Morris 1,447 2.9
Bridgend Brian Urch 1,020 2.7
Bridgwater and West Somerset Donna Treanor 1,282 2.4
Brigg and Goole Steve Ward 1,498 3.4
Bristol East Brian Jenkins 1,960 4.4
Bristol South Colin Chidsey 1,739 3.6
Broadland Edith Crowther 871 1.7
Bromley and Chislehurst Rowena Savage 1,070 2.4
Bromsgrove Elizabeth Wainwright 1,923 3.7
Broxbourne Steve McCole 2,159 4.7
Broxtowe Michael Shore 1,422 2.7
Buckingham Lynne Mozar 980 2.0
Burnley Sharon Wilkinson 3,747 9.0
Burton Alan Hewitt 2,409 4.8
Bury North John Maude 1,825 4.1
Bury South Jean Purdy 1,743 3.6
Caerphilly Laurence Reid 1,635 4.2
Calder Valley John Gregory 1,823 3.5
Cambridgeshire North East Susan Clapp 1,747 3.3
Cannock Chase Terence Majorowicz 2,168 4.8
Carlisle Paul Stafford 1,086 2.6
Carshalton and Wallington Charlotte Lewis 1,100 2.4
Castle Point Phil Howell 2,205 4.9
Charnwood Cathy Duffy 3,116 5.8
Chatham and Aylesford Colin McCarthy-Stewart 1,365 3.1
Chelmsford Mike Bateman 899 1.6
Cheslea and Fulham Brian MacDonald 388 1.0
Chingford and Woodford Green Julian Leppert 1,288 3.0
Chippenham Michael Simpkins 641 1.2
Clacton Jim Taylor 1,975 4.6
Clwyd South Sarah Hynes 1,100 3.2
Colchester Sidney Chaney 705 1.5
Colne Valley Barry Fowler 1,893 3.4
Copeland Clive Jefferson 1,474 3.4
Corby Roy Davies 2,525 4.7
Coventry North East Tom Gower 1,863 3.4
Coventry North West Edward Sheppard 1,666 3.6
Crawley Richard Trower 1,672 3.5
Crewe and Nantwich Phil Williams 1,043 2.0
Croydon Central Cliff Le May 1,448 2.9
Dagenham and Rainham Michael Barnbrook 4,952 11.2
Darlington Amanda Foster 1,262 2.9
Delyn Jennifer Matthys 844 2.3
Derby North Peter Cheeseman 2,000 4.4
Derbyshire Mid Lewis Allsebrook 1,698 3.6
Derbyshire South Peter Jarvis 2,193 4.3
Devon North Gary Marshall 614 1.2
Devon West and Torridge Nick Baker 766 1.4
Dewsbury Roger Roberts 3,265 6.0
Don Valley Erwin Toseland 2,112 4.9
Doncaster Central John Bettney 1,762 4.2
Doncaster North Pamela Chambers 2,818 6.8
Dover Dennis Whiting 1,104 2.2
Dudley North Ken Griffiths 1,899 4.9
Durham, City of Ralph Musgrave 1,153 2.5
Durham North Peter Molloy 1,686 4.1
Durham North West Michael Stewart 1,852 4.2
Ealing North Dave Furness 1,045 2.2
Easington Cheryl Dunn 2,317 6.6
Eastbourne Colin Poulter 939 1.8
Elmet and Rothwell Sam Clayton 1,802 3.2
Eltham Roberta Woods 1,745 4.2
Enfield North Tony Avery 1,228 2.8
Epping Forest Patricia Richardson 1,982 4.3
Erewash Mark Bailey 2,337 4.9
Erith and Thamesmead Kevin Saunders 2,184 5.1
Exeter Robert Farmer 673 1.3
Feltham and Heston John Donnelly 1,714 3.5
Filton and Bradley Stoke David Scott 1,328 2.7
Folkestone and Hythe Harry Williams 1,662 3.1
Gainsborough Malcolm Porter 1,512 3.1
Gateshead Kevin Scott 1,787 4.7
Gedling Stephen Adcock 1,598 3.3
Gillingham and Rainham Brian Ravenscroft 1,149 2.5
Glasgow Central Ian Holt 616 2.0
Glasgow East Joseph Finnie 677 2.1
Glasgow North Thomas Main 296 1.0
Glasgow North East Walter Hamilton 798 2.7
Glasgow North West Scott McLean 699 2.0
Glasgow South Mike Coyle 637 1.6
Glasgow South West David Orr Jnr 841 2.6
Gordon Elise Jones 699 1.4
Gosport Barry Bennett 1,004 2.1
Gower Adrian Jones 963 2.3
Grantham and Stamford Christopher Robinson 2,485 4.7
Great Grimsby Steve Fyfe 1,517 4.6
Great Yarmouth Bosco Tann 1,421 3.3
Greenwich and Woolwich Lawrence Rustem 1,151 2.8
Halifax Tom Bates 2,760 6.3
Haltemprice and Howden James Cornell 1,583 3.2
Halton Andrew Taylor 1,563 3.8
Hammersmith Lawrence Searle 432 0.9
Hampstead and Kilburn Victoria Moore 328 0.6
Harborough Geoff Dickens 1,715 3.1
Harlow Eddy Butler 1,739 4.0
Harrogate and Knaresborough Steven Gill 1,094 2.1
Hartlepool Ronnie Bage 2,002 5.2
Harwich and North Essex Stephen Robey 1,065 2.2
Hastings and Rye Nicholas Prince 1,310 2.6
Hayes and Harlington Chris Forster 1,520 3.6
Hemel Hempstead Janet Price 1,615 3.3
Hemsworth Ian Kitchen 3,059 7.0
Henley John Bews 1,020 1.9
Hereford & Herefordshire South John Oliver 986 2.0
Hertford and Stortford Roy Harris 1,297 2.3
Hertfordshire South West Deirdre Gates 1,302 2.3
Hertsmere Daniel Seabrook 1,397 3.0
Hexham Quentin Hawkins 1,205 2.8
Heywood and Middleton Peter Greenwood 3,239 7.0
Holborn and St Pancras Robert Carlyle 779 1.4
Hornchurch and Upminster William Whelpley 3,421 6.4
Houghton and Sunderland South Karen Allen 1,961 5.4
Huddersfield Rachel Firth 1,563 3.9
Hull North John Mainprize 1,443 4.3
Hull West and Hessle Edward Scott 1,416 4.5
Hyndburn David Shapcott 2,137 5.0
Ilford North Danny Warville 1,545 3.3
Ipswich Dennis Boater 1,270 2.7
Isle of Wight Geof Clynch 1,457 2.1
Islwyn John Voisey 1,320 3.8
Jarrow Andy Swaddle 2,709 7.0
Keighley Andrew Brons 1,962 4.1
Kettering Clive Skinner 1,366 2.9
Kingswood Michael Carey 1,311 2.7
Knowsley Steven Greenhalgh 1,895 4.2
Lancaster and Fleetwood Debra Kent 938 2.2
Leeds Central Kevin Meeson 3,066 8.2
Leeds East Trevor Brown 2,947 7.8
Leeds North East Tom Redmond 758 1.6
Leeds North West Geoffrey Bulmer 766 1.8
Leeds West Joanna Beverley 2,377 6.1
Leicester East Colin Gilmore 1,700 3.5
Leicester South Adrian Waudby 1,418 3.0
Leicester West Gary Reynolds 2,158 6.0
Leicestershire North West Ian Meller 3,396 6.5
Leicestershire South Paul Preston 2,721 5.0
Leigh Gary Chadwick 2,724 5.8
Lewes David Lloyd 594 1.2
Leyton and Wanstead Jim Clift 561 1.4
Lincoln Robert West 1,367 3.0
Liverpool Riverside Peter Stafford 706 1.8
Liverpool Walton Peter Stafford 1,104 3.2
Liverpool Wavertree Steven McEllenborough 150 0.4
Livingston David Orr 960 2.0
Loughborough Kevan Stafford 2,040 3.9
Louth and Horncastle Julia Green 2,199 4.4
Ludlow Christina Evans 1,016 2.1
Luton North Shelley Rose 1,316 3.1
Luton South Tony Blakey 1,299 3.1
Maidenhead Tim Rait 825 1.5
Makerfield Ken Haslam 3,229 7.4
Maldon Len Blaine 1,454 3.1
Manchester Central Tony Trebilcock 1,636 4.1
Mansfield Rachel Hill 2,108 4.4
Meriden Frank O'Brien 2,511 4.8
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Richard Barnes 1,173 3.7
Middlesbrough Michael Ferguson 1,954 5.8
Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East Shaun Gatley 1,576 3.4
Milton Keynes North Richard Hamilton 1,154 2.1
Milton Keynes South Matthew Tait 1,502 2.7
Mitcham and Morden Tony Martin 1,386 3.2
Morley and Outwood Chris Beverley 3,535 7.2
Neath Michael Green 1,342 3.6
Newcastle upon Tyne Central Ken Booth 2,302 6.7
Newcastle upon Tyne East Alan Spence 1,342 3.5
Newcastle upon Tyne North Terry Gibson 1,890 4.3
Newport East Keith Jones 1,168 3.4
Newport West Timothy Windsor 1,183 3.0
Norfolk Mid Christine Kelly 1,261 2.5
Norfolk North West David Fleming 1,839 3.8
Norfolk South Helen Mitchell 1,086 2.0
Norfolk South West Dennis Pearce 1,774 3.6
Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Graham Thewlis-Hardy 3,864 8.4
Northampton North Ray Beasley 1,316 3.3
Norwich North Thomas Richardson 747 1.8
Norwich South Len Heather 697 1.5
Nottingham North Bob Brindley 1,944 5.7
Nottingham South Tony Woodward 1,140 2.8
Nuneaton Martyn Findley 2,797 6.3
Ogmore Kay Thomas 1,242 3.6
Old Bexley and Sidcup John Brooks 2,132 4.7
Oldham East and Saddleworth Alwyn Scott 2,546 5.7
Oldham West and Royton Dave Joines 3,049 7.1
Orpington Tess Cullnane 1,241 2.5
Pendle James Jackman 2,894 6.4
Penistone and Stocksbridge Paul James 2,207 4.7
Penrith and The Border Chris Davidson 1,093 2.4
Plymouth Moor View Roy Cook 1,438 3.5
Poole David Holmes 1,188 2.5
Portsmouth South Geoff Crompton 873 2.1
Pudsey Ian Gibson 1,549 3.2
Putney Peter Darby 459 1.1
Rayleigh and Wickford Tony Evennett 2,160 4.1
Redcar Kevin Broughton 1,475 3.5
Redditch Andy Ingram 1,394 3.2
Reigate Keith Brown 1,345 2.7
Rochford and Southend East Geoff Strobridge 1,856 4.5
Romford Robert Bailey 2,438 5.2
Rother Valley Will Blair 3,616 7.7
Rotherham Marlene Guest 3,906 10.4
Rugby Mark Badrick 1,375 2.9
Rutland and Melton Keith Addison 1,757 3.2
Saffron Walden Christine Mitchell 1,050 1.9
St Austell and Newquay James Fitton 1,022 2.2
St Helens South and Whiston James Winstanley 2,040 4.4
Salisbury Sean Witheridge 765 1.6
Salford and Eccles Tina Wingfield 2,632 6.3
Scarborough and Whitby Trisha Scott 1,445 2.9
Scunthorpe Douglas Ward 1,447 3.9
Sedgefield Mark Walker 2,075 5.2
Selby and Ainsty Duncan Lorriman 1,377 2.7
Sevenoaks Paul Golding 1,384 2.8
Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough John Sheldon 3,026 7.8
Sheffield Central Tracey Smith 903 2.2
Sheffield Heeley John Beatson 2,260 5.5
Sheffield South East Christopher Hartigan 2,345 5.7
Sherwood James North 1,754 3.6
Shrewsbury and Atcham James Whittall 1,168 2.2
Shropshire North Phil Reddall 1,667 3.2
Sittingbourne and Sheppey Lawrence Tames 1,305 2.7
Skipton and Ripon Bernard Allen 1,403 2.6
Sleaford and North Hykeham Mike Clayton 1,977 3.3
Solihull Andrew Terry 1,624 2.9
South Holland and The Deepings Roy Harban 1,796 3.6
South Ribble Rosalind Gauci 1,054 2.0
South Shields Donna Watson 2,382 6.5
Southend West Tony Gladwin 1,333 3.1
Stafford Roland Hynd 1,103 2.2
Staffordshire South David Bradnock 1,928 3.8
Stalybridge and Hyde Anthony Jones 2,259 5.5
Stevenage Andrew Green 1,007 2.3
Stockport Duncan Warner 1,201 3.1
Stockton North James MacPherson 1,724 4.4
Stockton South Neil Sinclair 1,553 3.1
Stoke-on-Trent Central Simon Darby 2,502 7.7
Stoke-on-Trent North Melanie Baddeley 3,196 8.0
Stoke-on-Trent South Michael Coleman 3,762 9.4
Stourbridge Robert Weale 1,696 3.6
Stratford-on-Avon George Jones 1,097 2.2
Suffolk West Ramon Johns 1,428 3.0
Sunderland Central John McCaffrey 1,913 4.5
Surrey South West Helen Hamilton 644 1.1
Sussex Mid Stuart Minihane 583 1.0
Sutton and Cheam John Clarke 1,014 2.1
Sutton Coldfield Robert Grierson 1,749 3.5
Swansea East Clive Bennett 1,715 5.2
Swansea West Alan Bateman 910 2.6
Swindon North Reginald Bates 1,542 3.1
Telford Phil Spencer 1,513 3.7
Thurrock Emma Colgate 3,618 7.9
Torbay Ann Conway 709 1.4
Torfaen Jennifer Noble 1,657 4.4
Totnes Mike Turner 624 1.3
Tunbridge Wells Andrew Mcbride 704 1.4
Twickenham Chris Hurst 654 1.1
Tynemouth Dorothy Brooke 1,404 2.7
Tyneside North John Burrows 1,860 4.0
Uxbridge and South Ruislip Dianne Neal 1,396 3.1
Vale of Clwyd Ian Si'Ree 827 2.3
Wakefield Ian Senior 2,581 5.8
Walsall North Christopher Woodall 2,930 8.1
Wansbeck Stephen Finlay 1,418 3.7
Warwickshire North Jason Holmes 2,106 4.5
Washington and Sunderland West Ian McDonald 1,913 5.1
Watford Andrew Emerson 1,217 2.2
Weaver Vale Colin Marsh 1,063 2.4
Wellingborough Rob Walker 1,596 3.1
Wells Richard Boyce 1,004 1.8
Wentworth and Dearne George Baldwin 3,189 7.6
West Bromwich East Terry Lewin 2,205 5.8
West Bromwich West Russ Green 3,394 9.4
Westminster North Stephen Curry 334 0.8
Weston-Super-Mare Peryn Parsons 1,098 2.1
Wigan Charles Mather 2,506 5.7
Windsor Peter Phillips 950 1.9
Wolverhampton North East Simon Patten 2,296 6.6
Worcester Spencer Lee Kirby 1,219 2.5
Workington Martin Wingfield 1,496 3.8
Wrekin, The Susan Harwood 1,505 3.3
Wrexham Melvin Roberts 1,134 3.4
Wyre Forest Gordon Howells 1,120 2.2
Wythenshawe and Sale East Bernard Todd 1,572 3.9
Yeovil Robert Baehr 1,162 2.0
York Central Jeff Kelly 1,171 2.5
York Outer Cathy Smurthwaite 956 1.8
Yorkshire East Gary Pudsey 1,865 3.6
Total 563,743 1.9

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By-elections, 2010-[edit]

Date of election Constituency Candidate Votes  %
13 January 2011 Oldham East and Saddleworth Derek Adams 1,460 4.5[28]
3 March 2011 Barnsley Central Enis Dalton 1,463 6.0[29]
15 December 2011 Feltham and Heston David Furness 540 2.3[30]
15 November 2012 Corby Gordon Ridell 614 1.7 [31]
15 November 2012 Manchester Central Eddy O' Sullivan 492 3.0[32]
29 November 2012 Rotherham Marlene Guest 1,804 8.5[33]
29 November 2012 Middlesbrough Peter Foreman 328 1.9[33]
2 May 2013 South Shields Lady D MacBeth Brookes 711 2.9[34]
13 February 2014 Wythenshawe and Sale East Eddy O'Sullivan 708 3.0[35]

Local elections[edit]

The BNP's first electoral success came in 1993, when Derek Beackon was returned as a councillor in Millwall, London. He lost his seat in elections the following year. The next BNP success in local elections was not until the 2002 local elections, when three BNP candidates gained seats on Burnley council.[36]

  • In 2000, the BNP fielded 17 candidates in 12 councils and polled 3,022 votes. The average share of votes in wards contested was 8%.
  • In 2001, the BNP fielded 4 candidates in three councils and polled 867 votes, with an average share of 4% in the wards contested.
  • In 2002, the BNP fielded 67 candidates and polled 30,998 votes in 26 local councils. The BNP average share of votes was 16%. Three BNP candidates were elected for the first time in Burnley with an average share of 28.1%.
  • In 2003, the BNP fielded a total of 217 candidates in 71 local authorities in England and Scotland. The party won a total of 13 council seats, polling over 101,221 votes and averaging 17% of the vote in those wards where it fielded candidates.[36]

The BNP's success in the 2003 local elections sparked national media publicity.[37] Later the same year, the BNP won two local by-elections. In the Heckmondwike ward of Kirklees Council in August, David Exley polled 1,607 votes (44%). In September, Nick Geri won the Grays Riverside ward of Thurrock council, polling 552 votes (38%).[36] Later in Burnley, the number of councillors increased, making the BNP briefly the second largest party and the official opposition on that council, a position it lost after the resignation of a BNP councillor who had been disciplined by the party. The BNP stood in the subsequent by-election.

  • In 2004, the BNP had 312 candidates stand for election in 59 local authorities in England and Wales, including 25 candidates in Sunderland, 24 in Birmingham and 23 in Leeds. The BNP won 14 council seats and polled 190,200 votes.
  • In 2005, the BNP fielded 41 candidates in 18 councils and polled 21,775 votes, averaging 11% share in the contested wards.[36]

The party's biggest election success to date was a gain of 52% of the vote in the Goresbrook ward of Barking in the 2004 local elections. The victorious councillor, Daniel Kelley, retired just 10 months later, claiming he had been an outcast within the council. A new election was held in June 2005, in which the seat was regained by the Labour candidate.[38]

  • In 2006, the BNP polled a total of 229,389 votes, having fielded 363 candidates in 78 local authorities across England. The party averaged 18% of the votes in wards contested. The BNP fielded 40 candidates in Birmingham, 25 in Sunderland, 23 in Kirklees and 22 in Leeds. 33 BNP councillors were elected; four lost their seats and the party gained a seat with the defection of a Conservative councillor in Lincolnshire bringing its total to 49.[36]

The biggest gain in the local elections on 4 May 2006, was in Barking and Dagenham where the BNP gained 17% of the vote.[39] The BNP also won three seats in Epping Forest, three in Stoke-on-Trent, three in Sandwell, two in Burnley, two in Kirklees, and single seats in Bradford, Havering, Solihull, Redditch, Redbridge, Pendle and Leeds. In 2006, the BNP also gained its first parish councillor in Wales when Mike Howard of Rhewl Mostyn, Flintshire, previously an Independent, joined the BNP.

  • In the 2007 local elections, the BNP polled 292,911 votes. It won 10 seats with a net gain of one. The party fielded a record of 744 candidates in 148 councils across England and Scotland. This was more than double the number of candidates fielded in 2006; they scored on average 13% of the votes in the wards which they contested.[36]

In summary of BNP councillors from 2000 to 2007: from 2000 to 2001 the BNP had none, in 2002 it had three, by 2003 it had 16 local councillors, this increased to 21 by 2005, in 2006 the biggest gain saw BNP's councillors rise to 48, and by 2007 to 50.[36][40]

In 2007, the number of BNP councillors fell slowly due to resignations and expulsions, several of them associated with a failed leadership challenge in the summer. By the end of the year, the number was 42. In 2008, however, the BNP increased its councillors to 55.

  • In 2008, the BNP polled an average of 14% across 593 wards contested having fielded 612 candidates. The total number of votes polled by the BNP stood at 240,968. The party gained 15 seats and had 55 councillors in total.[36]

The BNP did not field as many candidates for the 2009 local elections, because of its focus on the European Parliament election the same year, but for the first time won representation at county council level, winning three such seats.[41] A seat in a local by-election in Sevenoaks district, Kent, was also won by the BNP.

About four BNP councillors resigned at the end of 2009, leaving the party with 54 councillors by 2010.[36] In the May 2010 local elections, 26 BNP councillors lost their seats, leaving the party with 28 seats overall. In Barking and Dagenham, the party lost all 12 seats won in 2006.[42]

  • In the 2011 local elections, the BNP fielded 268 candidates and defended 13 council seats. It lost 11 of these seats, including all 5 of their councillors in Stoke-on-Trent. Two councillors were re-elected, one in Queensbury, West Yorkshire, and the other in Charnwood, Leicestershire, but no new seats were gained.[43][44]

European Parliament[edit]

The 1999 European elections were the first time European elections contested by the BNP which qualified for a party electoral broadcast after standing in every region except Wales. With regional votes of between 0.4% and 1.7% (1.13% nationally), it failed to win any seats and lost all its deposits.

In the 2004 European elections, the BNP vote increased by 3.9%, saving deposits in every region except Scotland. No seats were taken.

In the 2009 European elections, the BNP won two seats. Andrew Brons was elected in the Yorkshire and the Humber with 9.8% of the vote[45] and Nick Griffin in North West England, with 8% of the vote.[46] Nationally, the BNP received 6.26%.

In the 2014 European elections, the BNP's share of the vote collapsed nationally to 1.1%.[47] Brons had already left the BNP to set up the British Democratic Party and did not stand. Griffin failed to be re-elected.

1999 European elections[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- % MEPs
East Midlands 9,342 1.3 n/a 0
East of England 9,356 0.9 n/a 0
London 17,960 1.6 n/a 0
North East England 3,505 0.9 n/a 0
North West England 13,587 1.3 n/a 0
Scotland 3,729 0.4 n/a 0
South East England 12,161 0.8 n/a 0
South West England 9,752 0.9 n/a 0
West Midlands 14,344 1.7 n/a 0
Yorkshire and the Humber 8,911 1.2 n/a 0
Total 102,647 1.13 n/a 0

2004 European elections[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- % MEPs
East Midlands 91,860 6.5 +5.2 0
East of England 65,557 4.3 +3.4 0
London 76,152 4.0 +2.5 0
North East England 50,249 6.4 +5.5 0
North West England 134,959 6.4 +5.1 0
Scotland 19,427 1.7 +1.3 0
South East England 64,877 2.9 +2.1 0
South West England 43,653 3.0 +2.1 0
Wales 27,135 2.9 n/a 0
West Midlands 107,794 7.5 +5.8 0
Yorkshire and the Humber 126,538 8.0 +6.8 0
Total 808,200 4.9 +3.9 0

2009 European elections[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- % MEPs
East Midlands 106,319 8.7 +2.1 0
East of England 97,013 6.1 +1.7 0
London 86,420 4.9 +0.9 0
North East England 52,700 8.9 +2.5 0
North West England 132,194 8.0 +1.6 1
Scotland 27,174 2.5 +0.8 0
South East England 101,769 4.4 +1.4 0
South West England 60,889 3.9 +0.9 0
Wales 37,114 5.4 +2.5 0
West Midlands 121,967 8.6 +1.1 0
Yorkshire and the Humber 120,139 9.8 +1.8 1
Total 943,598 6.2 +1.3 2

2014 European elections[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- % MEPs
East Midlands 18,326 1.6 -7.0 0
East of England 12,465 0.8 -5.3 0
London 19,246 0.9 -4.1 0
North East England 10,360 1.7 -7.2 0
North West England 32,826 1.9 -6.1 0
Scotland 10,216 0.8 -1.7 0
South East England 16,909 0.7 -3.6 0
South West England 10,910 0.7 -3.2 0
Wales 7,655 1.0 -4.4 0
West Midlands 20,643 1.5 -7.1 0
Yorkshire and the Humber 20,138 1.6 -8.2 0
Total 179,694 1.1 -5.1 0

Scottish Parliament[edit]

In UK parliamentary elections, the BNP had only ever contested six Scottish seats - Clydesdale (1992 and 1997), Edinburgh West (1992), Glasgow Central (2005), Glasgow Govan (1997), Glasgow North East (2005, 2009 by election) and Glasgow Shettleston (1983 and 1997) - until the 2010 General election, when it contested 13 which covered all Glasgow constituencies and parts of the north-east but failed to save any deposits.

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election, the BNP only stood one candidate, Peter Appleby,[48] in the Glasgow electoral region; he polled 2,344 votes (1.1%), 0.001% of the nationwide vote.

In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election the BNP competed in all the Scottish Parliamentary electoral regions, polling 1.2% of the vote (seventh place). It failed to save any of its deposits.

In the 2011 Scottish Parliament election the BNP fielded 32 candidates - four in each of the eight electoral regions. It gained 15,580 votes (0.78%) throughout Scotland ending in 11th place. The party lost all deposits in all regions with no elected members and its nationwide vote fell by 0.42%, being beaten by UKIP, the Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party, the Scottish Christian Party and the Socialist Labour Party.

Scottish Parliament election (May 3, 2007)[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Central Scotland 4,125 1.4 n/a
Glasgow 3,865 1.9 +0.8
Highlands and Islands 2,152 1.2 n/a
Lothians 2,637 0.9 n/a
Mid Scotland and Fife 2,620 1.0 n/a
North East Scotland 2,764 1.1 n/a
South of Scotland 3,212 1.2 n/a
West of Scotland 3,241 1.2 n/a
Total 24,616 1.2 +1.2

Source: BBC News[49]

Scottish Parliament election (May 5, 2011)[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Central Scotland 2,214 0.9 -0.5
Glasgow 2,424 1.2 -0.7
Highlands and Islands 1,134 0.6 -0.5
Lothian 1,978 0.7 -0.2
Mid Scotland and Fife 1,726 0.7 -0.3
North East Scotland 1,925 0.7 -0.3
South Scotland 2,017 0.7 -0.4
West Scotland 2,162 0.8 -0.5
Total 15,580 0.78 -0.42

Source: BBC News[50]

National Assembly for Wales[edit]

In UK parliamentary elections, the BNP has only contested Welsh seats in Carmarthen (1983), Cardiff North (1992), Newport West (2001), Swansea East (2005) and Wrexham (2005).

In the 2010 General election, it stood 19 candidates in Wales and won its deposit in Swansea East, the first time ever in a Westminster constituency in Wales.

In the National Assembly for Wales election, 2003, the BNP only stood one candidate, Pauline Gregory,[48] in the South Wales East region, who obtained 3,210 votes (1.89%) (less than 0.01% of the total).

In the National Assembly for Wales election, 2007,[51] it stood 20 candidates with all 4 for each region, they finished 6th nationwide with 42,197 votes (4.3%). The Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru came second to the Labour Party. The Liberal Democrats came fourth having achieved 2.5 times the vote of the BNP and earning six seats. The BNP was the only minor party to save its deposits in the electoral regions with one in the North Wales region and the other in the South Wales West region.

In the National Assembly for Wales election, 2011, the BNP stood 27 candidates - 7 for the constituencies and 20 for the additional regions in which there would be 4 candidates for each of the 5 regions. 2 candidates for Swansea East and Islwyn saved their deposits for the first time ever in a Welsh Assembly constituency. Despite its hope to win an Assembly seat, the nationwide vote for the party in the regions fell by 1.9% from 4.3% which it gained in the 2007 Assembly elections to 2.6% losing all regional deposits and being beaten by the Greens, the UK Independence Party and even the Socialist Labour Party.

Welsh Assembly election (May 3, 2007)[edit]

Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Mid and West Wales 6,389 2.9 n/a
North Wales 9,986 5.1 n/a
South Wales Central 7,899 3.8 n/a
South Wales East 8,940 4.7 +2.8
South Wales West 8,993 5.5 n/a
Total 42,197 4.3 +4.29

Source: BBC News[52]

Welsh Assembly election (May 5, 2011)[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  %
Alyn and Deeside Michael Joseph Whitby 959 4.2
Blaenau Gwent Brian Urch 948 4.7
Caerphilly Anthony King 1,022 4.0
Islwyn Peter Whalley 1,115 5.3
Neath Michael Green 1,004 4.2
Swansea East Joanne Shannon 1,102 5.8
Torfaen Sue Harwood 906 4.1
Total 7,056 0.7
Regional lists Votes  % +/- %
Mid and West Wales 2,821 1.3 -1.6
North Wales 4,705 2.5 -2.6
South Wales Central 3,805 1.8 -2.0
South Wales East 6,485 3.6 -1.1
South Wales West 4,714 3.1 -2.5
Total 22,610 2.4 -1.9

Source: BBC News[53]

Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly[edit]

Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly election, (5 May 2011)[edit]

The BNP stood 3 candidates for the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly elections for the first time.

Constituency Candidate 1st Pref Result Counts  % +/- %
Belfast East Ann Cooper 337 Eliminated 5 1.0 n/a
East Antrim Steven Moore 511 Eliminated 2 1.8 n/a
South Antrim Stephen Parkes 404 Eliminated 1 1.3 n/a
Total 1,252 0.2 n/a

Source: BBC News[54]

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