By Elections Officer
The BNP was founded in 1982 and led by John Tyndall under his leadership the BNP achieved nothing, bar one councillor when Derek Breackon was elected in the Isle of Dogs in 1993. The BNP changed leadership in 1999, and under Nick Griffin its results improved, but it still only achieved 60-70 local councillors, 2 MEPs and one GLA member, many were elected by small majorities. It never gained control of a council something that the Greens and UKIP have achieved. Just a few votes fewer and the BNP would not have taken a GLA seat, which it did so by 0.4%, nor would Griffin have been elected in the North West where it just scrapped over the threshold.
While in mainland Europe patriotic parties like Vlaams Belang, Front Nationale, Jobbik, Danish Peoples Party, Freedom Party of Austria, Dutch Freedom Party, Swiss Peoples Party, Northern League, Swedish Democrats, and Finns Party et al have grown and in some countries soared in the polls.
In a Sky News poll in 2006 around 50% of people agreed with the BNPs policy remit, yet when the BNP was disclosed to them support dropped to 20% or 1/5 would vote for the BNP.
The BNP was a marketing disaster, its name was poor and lacked long-termism, its current logo of a heart resembles a logo one might see on a charity shop front or on a letter from charities that are sent to candidates during elections. It is very poor. Its leadership of John Tyndall, Nick Griffin and Adam Walker had/have image problems, histories that tarnished the BNP.
The BNP would have polled 25% of the vote in Barking in 2010 if it were not for Griffin, his rent mob and clowns pushing their way in. This would have given the Party the platform to grow into Thurrock and wider Essex area and achieve what UKIP has recently.
If a Party leader has a history and isn't popular, then this acts as a drain on the Party they lead. Through the BNP growth years of 2002 – 2009 the BNP grew not because of Nick Griffin, but in spite of him. Local election campaigns had to play down the Party centre to achieve successful results; firsts and strong seconds.
Regional and local officials would turn over so quickly that the Party would grow and fall in one area within a matter of a couple of years. This was evident in Stoke, Sandwell, Kirklees, Burnley, Oldham, Bradford and Sunderland and many more areas. Many fell foul of the corrupt leadership, as they wanted to grow and see the BNP become a major political player like those mainland European parties I mentioned earlier.
In 2005 GE the BNP fielded 338 candidates achieving 563,743 this May in stood just 8 candidates achieving a pathetic total 1,667. In 1983 the average vote of the BNP per candidate 276, this May just 208 votes = the lowest average vote in the BNPs entire history.
The BNP became a cult under Griffin, it lacked and drifted from any core ideological backbone and began to be filled with weak vulnerable people aimed at supporting the scam it was. It is highly unlikely to make a comeback.
It is time to adopt new concepts and build a political machine that will appeal to the widest possible voter pool and attract those that would normally not even consider supporting a patriotic party. One that offers progress and embodies freedom, one without clowns, has beans, crooks and conspiracy theories.
I hope readers find our website interesting, and hope you are ready to help the Party re-establish a real patriotic party in the UK that will challenge the fake, neo-con and Zionist UKIP. It is a shame that this Party is now the main voice for our cause. The majority that would normally support a patriotic movement now back UKIP out of desperation and lack of choice.