For immediate release
7 May 2009
The fascist British National Party (BNP) have suffered their worst ever defeat by losing all council seats in Barking. This follows the crushing defeat of BNP leader Nick Griffin by Margaret Hodge last night.
The BNP was overwhelmingly defeated in every ward. Turnout increased by 24 percent to 62 percent from 38 percent in 2006, indicating a big mobilisation of the anti-BNP vote.
Barking and Dagenham was the BNP's strongest borough where it previously had 12 council seats.
These spectacular results indicate that the BNP can be defeated, even in its supposed strong areas.