October 03, 2005

General Election results for the BNP

Though a single vote is one too many, it's patently obvious that the BNP's expected breakthrough into the mainstream of British politics simply didn't happen. A pitiful 4.2% of the national vote and 85 lost deposits do not by any stretch of the imagination represent a victory. We have no room for complacency though.

While the BNP's increase in votes cast nationally is largely due to fielding more candidates, the fact is, as the figures below show, that their votes per candidate are slowly increasing, albeit at nothing like the 1997/2001 jump. We cannot afford to ignore that.


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