BNP sees 99.7% drop in votes in 2015 general election, party all but wiped out
Posted by Marmite on May 9, 2015 · Comments Off on BNP sees 99.7% drop in votes in 2015 general election, party all but wiped out
The far-right party fielded just eight candidates this election, securing zero MPs and being beaten by Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol and Monster Raving Loony Party.
It was the second least popular party ahead of Class War.
The BNP fell apart following the exit of leader Nick Griffin last year, but somehow managed to find a silver lining on Twitter this morning, writing: “Wonder how many other political parties will come out of this election in profit. We haven’t played their game and we are getting stronger!”
Meanwhile in Thanet, the more acceptable face of right wing politics Nigel Farage lost his seat to the Conservatives’ Craig Mackinlay.
The Tories appear to have secured a surprise majority, with David Cameron set to return to Number 10 without another party in tow. You can find out how to leave the country here.
From The Independent . Report by Christopher Hooton . 08.05.15.
Liveraf Comment. We’re not sure how Nigel Farage can be described as “the more acceptable face” of the far right. As Barack Obama might have said, “a pig with lipstick on is still a pig”. And a bigot in a suit is still a bigot. Still it’s always good news to be able to report the demise of such an odious organisation as the BNP.