BNP sees 99.7% drop in votes in 2015 general election, party all but wiped out

Somehow they claim their 'efforts paid off'

Christopher Hooton
Friday 08 May 2015 12:09 BST

The British National Party has received just 1,667 in the 2015 UK general election, a vast drop from 2010 when it garnered 563,743.

The far-right party fielded just eight candidates this election, securing zero MPs and being beaten by Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol and Monster Raving Loony Party.

It was the second least popular party ahead of Class War.

The BNP fell apart following the exit of leader Nick Griffin last year, but somehow managed to find a silver lining on Twitter this morning, writing: "Wonder how many other political parties will come out of this election in profit. We haven't played their game and we are getting stronger!"

Meanwhile in Thanet, the more acceptable face of right wing politics Nigel Farage lost his seat to the Conservatives' Craig Mackinlay.

The Tories appear to have secured a surprise majority, with David Cameron set to return to Number 10 without another party in tow. You can find out how to leave the country here.

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