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09. April 2012
With the vast majority of councils having published the names of candidates for the 2012 local elections there are currently 126 people standing for the British National Party (BNP), 31 for the National Front (NF), for the British Freedom Party (BFP), 3 for the Democratic Nationalists (DN) and one each for the British People’s Party (BPP) and England First Party (EFP). We have also included the English Democratic Party (EDP), of which there are 91 candidates. Although a right-wing nationalist party, rather than a traditional far right party, a large number of EDP candidates were formally in the BNP who have only made the switch in the past twelve months and without any public repudiation of their political past. The number of BNP candidates is substantially lower than in previous years and this reflects the huge internal and financial problems the party is experiencing. There are no BNP candidates in several of their previous strongholds, such as Kirklees, Wakefield, Calderdale, Sunderland and Gateshead. The vast majority of the BNP candidates are in the North West and the West Midlands.