The BNP have been deregistered as a political party by the Electoral Commission after they failed to re-register their party under the Political Parties and Referendums Act 2000.
In a statement the Electoral Commission said:
“The Electoral Commission has today removed the British National Party (BNP) from its register of political parties in Great Britain for failing to confirm their registration details with the Commission – a legal requirement that must be submitted annually”.
Adam Walker, the Chairman of the BNP, said in a statement:
“Owing to an unforeseen error, this routine registration fee has, at this point, not been processed for 2016. This minor technical issue is being put right as we speak.
We can assure all members, supporters and voters that the BNP will be re-registered within a matter of days ready for our big push for the May elections.
In a communication this afternoon, the Electoral Commission has set out in writing the fact that the BNP is protected by law, and the simple re-registration currently underway cannot be sabotaged by hostiles”.