Delighted to note that Griffin came third in Barking – pity it wasn’t last – and that the BNP lost _all_ its council seats in Barking & Dagenham. For once, Margaret Hodge got it right when she said the result meant the message to the BNP was to get out of B & D and stay out. Also, no significant showing by them in Stoke or their other hopes. They also lost a further dozen or so local councillors.
Given that Griffin also lost a valued “techie” during the campaign, perhaps they are heading for the best place for them: the dustbin of history.
Thomas, sorry, I missed looking back at this thread for a couple of days and missed your comment. Griffin came 3rd, with 14.6%, behind the Conservative, and was followed by the Lib. Democrat with 8.6%, and then UKIP, Christian Party, Green Party and a couple of Independents.
You can find any UK constituency on the front page of this Guardian website (I know, it’s The Guardian, but it’s the one I used, although I was wearing surgical gloves at the time), half-way down or so on the right of the page. You either type in the constituency or click on the list and go down it. You’ll also find that the BNP did delightfully badly across the country, both nationally and locally. More power to “Hope not hate”, and the next issue of Searchlight should make pleasant reading!