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BNP fails to defend council seats

Category: Politics

Published: 4th May 2012 15:21:13

The British National Party has lost all six of the seats it was defending in the English local elections.

It has also failed to gain any new councillors, in ballot results announced so far.

However, the party still holds two seats in areas where contests did not take place on Thursday.

The BNP has won an average of 9% of the vote in 59 council wards analysed. It is also on course to come last in the London mayoral election.

Its candidate, Carlos Cortiglia, is in seventh position, according to voting patterns published on the London Elects website.

BBC elections analyst Professor John Curtice said that the BNP's share of the vote was unchanged in council wards it contested last year.

However, it was down as much as eight points in wards last fought for in 2008.

· All the latest election results are available at bbc.co.uk/vote2012

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