BNP candidates across the county of Leicestershire recorded their best ever general election results last night.
In 2005 no BNP candidates locally received more than 1800 votes or more than 3.5% of the poll.
This time three deposits were saved with votes in North West Leicestershire more than doubling.
Top of the pile was Ian Meller in North West Leicestershire with 3396 votes (6.54%) up 130.5% on the last general election in 2005.
Next was Gary Reynolds in Leicester West with 2158 votes (6.02%). This was an increase of 614.5% on the last time this seat was contested by the BNP in 1997.
Cathy Duffy in Charnwood received 3116 votes (5.82%) up 79.5% on the last general election.
All three saved their deposits.
The unluckiest man of the night was Paul Preston in South Leicestershire who missed out on saving his deposit by a mere 11 votes. He scored 2721 votes (4.99%) which was an increase of 60% on the last general election.
John Ryde in Bosworth, which was contested for the first time, gained 2458 votes (4.53%).
In Loughborough Kevan Stafford received 2040 votes (3.86%) up 795% on the last time the seat was contested in 1983.
In Leicester East Colin Gilmore gained 1700 votes (3.54%) an increase of 120% on the 2001 result which was the last time the BNP contested the seat.
In Rutland & Melton Keith Addison, contesting the seat for the first time, scored 1757 votes (3.18%).
In Harborough Geoff Dickens received 1715 votes (3.12%) up 513% compared to the last time the BNP contested the seat in 1983.
Finally, in Leicester South Adrian Waudby gained 1418 votes (3.01%). This was an increase of 407% on the last time the seat was contested in 1983.
Congratulations to all the BNP candidates on such excellent results.