British National Party

far-right British nationalist political party

The British National Party (or BNP for short) is a far-right[1][2] and fascist[3][4][5][6] political party in the United Kingdom. The party was led by Nick Griffin from 1999 until 2014 and the current leader of the BNP is Adam Walker.[source?]

In 2009, the party had 2 MEPs (Members of European Parliament) out of 73 British seats in the European Parliament[source?]. Those two seats were held by Griffin and Andrew Brons.[source?] It has no seats in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom or the devolved assemblies.[source?]

The BNP was started in 1982 by John Tyndall (politician)[source?].

In November 2012 the British Democratic Party was started by Brons.[source?] Brons started the party after leaving the BNP in October 2012. Brons wants the BDP to end the BNP.[source?] He does not like the BNP because he thinks its ideology is not extreme enough.[source?] Griffin lost his seat in the European Parliament in 2014.[source?]



  1. Driver 2011, p. 132; Bottom & Copus 2011, p. 146; Copsey 2011, p. 1; Messina 2011, p. 165; Trilling 2012, p. 5.
  2. Copsey 2008, p. 1; Copsey 2011, p. 1; Goodwin 2011, p. xii.
  3. Renton, David (1 March 2005). "'A day to make history'? The 2004 elections and the British National Party". Patterns of Prejudice. 1 (39): 25. doi:10.1080/00313220500045170. S2CID 144972650.
  4. Copsey, Nigel (2007). "Changing course or changing clothes? Reflections on the ideological evolution of the British National Party 1999–2006". Patterns of Prejudice. 41 (1): 61–82. doi:10.1080/00313220601118777. S2CID 145737620.
  5. Copsey 2004
  6. Wood & Finlay 2008