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:

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If anyone can tell me how to change my twitter title without losing the account I'd be obliged! ;-) #we'renotgoingawayyouknow

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Only real change is a paycut in 6 months time and that I'll have more time to spend campaigning in Britain. #BNP

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".

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