Nick Griffin
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"Nicholas John Griffin" is a former chairman and later president of the far-right British National Party (BNP), until he was expelled from the party in October 2014. He represented North West England (European Parliament constituency)/North West England as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 2009 to 2014.

Born in Chipping Barnet/Barnet, England, Griffin was educated at Woodbridge School in Suffolk. He joined the National Front (UK)/National Front at the age of fourteen and, following his graduation from the University of Cambridge, became a political worker for the party. In 1980 he became a member of its governing body, and later wrote articles for several right-wing magazines. He was the National Front's candidate for the seat of Croydon North West (UK Parliament constituency)/Croydon North West in 1981 and 1983, but left the party in 1989. In 1995 he joined the BNP and in 1999 became its leader. He stood as the party's candidate in several elections and became a member of the European Parliament for North West England in the European Parliament election, 2009/2009 European elections.

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