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Monday, 8 June 2009

BNP gains North West seat in European Parliament


THE BNP has gained a North West seat in the European elections, which included votes from the Cheshire East Council area that covers towns including Middlewich.

The British National Party got 132,094 votes (up 1.6%) in the region, giving it one seat in the European Parliament.

BNP leader Nick Griffin will now be one of eight MEPs representing the region in Brussels.

His party gained its first two seats in the European Parliament in last night's results.

The Conservatives got three seats in the North West with 423,174 votes (up 1.5%). There was no change in their number of seats compared to the last European election.

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