Nick Griffin

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Nick Griffin
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Nick Griffin is the leader of the British National Party.
Chairman of the BNP
Assumed office
September 1999
Preceded by John Tyndall
Member of the European Parliament
for North West England
Assumed office
14 July 2009
Personal details
Born 1 March 1959 ( 1959 -03-01) (age 58)
Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
Nationality British
Political party British National Party
Spouse(s) Jackie Griffin
(m. 1985-present)
Relations Edgar Griffin (father)
Children 4
Residence Llanerfyl, Powys, Wales
Alma mater Downing College, Cambridge

Nicholas John "Nick" Griffin (born 1 March 1959 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England) is a British politician who is the chairman of the British National Party (BNP) and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the region of North West England.

Nick Griffin was educated in Suffolk, and joined the National Front when he was 14. He became a political worker for the party after his graduation from Cambridge University. In 1980 he became a member of its governing body, and later wrote articles for several right-wing magazines. In 1995, he joined the British National Party and in 1999 he became its leader. He made several attempts to make the party electable including the removal of certain extremist policies. At the 2009 European Parliament election, Griffin was elected an MEP for the North West England region. In October 2009, he was on the BBC television show Question Time which caused controversy.

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