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Ex-BNP leader Griffin offers support to Adam Walker

Ex-Leader Leader of the BNP Nick Griffin. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Former British National Party leader Nick Griffin has issued a statement explaining his ousting as party head, insisting he is staying within the right-wing political party.

On the BNP website, Griffin said:

Rest assured that I am most definitely staying with the British National Party as an active member, and I will be there to offer Adam [Walker] advice and support as and when he needs it...

– Nick Griffin

Nick Griffin 'steps aside' as BNP chairman

Nick Griffin has "stepped aside" as chairman of the British National Party following a meeting of the BNP's National Executive on July 19th.

Mr Griffin will now become the party's president, while former teacher Adam Walker has taken on the role of Acting Chairman.

Nick Griffin has 'stepped aside' from the BNP leadership, the party has announced. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The party suffered a series of defeats in the recent European and local elections, with none of their MEPs re-elected.

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BNP leader Nick Griffin loses European Parliament seat

Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin lost his European Parliament seat tonight. Credit: PA

British National Party leader Nick Griffin has been ousted as an MEP - but said Ukip supporters were racists who would turn back to his party when they realised Nigel Farage would not "send them all home".

The far-right party lost both its European Parliament seats in the North West, with Labour taking three, Ukip three and the Conservatives two.

After six months on taxpayer-funded severance pay, he said he intended to campaign in the region - partly by setting up food banks exclusively for "our people".

Scuffles broke out as Mr Farage arrived at Manchester Town Hall for the count.

Protesters screaming, "Nazi scum" surrounded his car and dozens of police officers struggled to keep them separated from Mr Griffin and a handful of his supporters.

Admitting his party would be described as "racist", Mr Griffin said: "Ukip want to keep in white Poles but let in huge numbers of Pakistanis and Africans. That is a huge difference."

BNP leader Nick Griffin concedes Euro election defeat

BNP leader Nick Griffin appeared to have lost his European Parliament seat tonight.

Apparently conceding he would no longer be an MEP in the North West, he tweeted from his @nickgriffinmep account:

Scuffles broke out as he arrived at Manchester Town Hall for the Euro elections count.

Protesters screaming, "Nazi scum" surrounded his car and dozens of police officers struggled to keep them separated from Mr Griffin and a handful of his supporters.

Mr Griffin blamed Ukip for his defeat, claiming they were now the protest party of choice, were not anti-immigration and were "anti-working class and going nowhere".

BNP: 'Schumacher would do anything to be bankrupt'

The BNP's head press officer Simon Darby reportedly said "Michael Schumacher has millions in the bank, but he'd do anything to be in Nick's (Griffin) position now" after the party's leader was declared bankrupt.

The racing driver, who suffered a severe head injury while skiing off-piste in the resort of Meribel in France last Sunday, remains in an artificially-induced coma in hospital.

BNP leader Nick Griffin declared bankrupt for a year

Nick Griffin at a protest in June Credit: ITV News

BNP leader Nick Griffin will be automatically discharged from bankruptcy in one year, on January 2 2015, in accordance with the Insolvency Act.

He was elected as a member of the European Parliament for the North West region of England in 2009. He has vowed to stand again in May.

The Electoral Commission said bankruptcy in itself does not bar someone from being an MEP or standing for election, but only if a bankruptcy restrictions order or debt relief restrictions order was made - which did not occur in Mr Griffin's case.

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BNP leader Nick Griffin is declared bankrupt

The BNP leader Nick Griffin has confirmed he has been declared bankrupt, but that it does not affect his role as an MEP:

A listing at the Insolvency Service showed Mr Griffin was declared bankrupt at Welshpool and Newtown County Court yesterday.

Nick Griffin travels to Syria on 'fact finding mission'

BNP leader Nick Griffin has revealed to his Twitter followers that he has arrived in Damascus on what he claims is a "fact finding mission".

The far-right politician said life in the Syrian capital was "normal" and referred to the country as a "stable secular state".

Nick Griffin tweeted a photo appearing to show he had arrived in Syria Credit: Twitter / @nickgriffinmep

"Cameron and Hague plan to send UK money and weapons to rebels dominated by Islamist jihadis like killers of Lee Rigby," he tweeted.

BNP leader lays flowers at soldier's death site

British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin today laid flowers at the site of Drummer Lee Rigby's death in Woolwich, south London.

The far-right politician claimed he had come for personal rather than political reasons.

BNP leader Nick Griffin leaves flowers at the scene where the soldier Lee Rigby was murdered in Woolwich. Credit: Empics
Members of the media gather round BNP leader Nick Griffin as he lays flowers in Woolwich. Credit: Empics
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