The news this afternoon that the BNP is no longer officially a political party has been dismissed by party officials as an oversight. The move has, apparently, been caused by the failure of the party to send in the fee of Â£25 by the the due date with the result that it has been removed from the official list.
This means that BNP candidates won’t use the party’s name, description or emblems on ballot papers. But it’s expected that things will be put right by the May elections.
Whatever an admin failure like this does suggest that all is not well at BNP towers and the party is struggling.
The chart above suggested that the main beneficiary of the BNP fading out of the picture will be UKIP.