Griffin concedes defeat hours before results. Nationally they win no parliamentary seats whatsoever. BNP loose all 12 of their council seats in Barking.
The BNP put forward an unprecedented number of candidates playing on the prominence of immigration as a key electoral issue. The party may have hoped to win increased votes following Gordon Brown's gaffe after he called Gillian Duffy a "bigoted woman" when she questioned him on immigration.
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Mr Griffin's party fielded more than 300 candidates in the election from seats stretching from Barking to Salisbury to Rotherham.
But all across the country BNP candidates trailed in the votes. Esther Rantzen may have lost in Luton South with only 1,872 votes but she beat the BNP candidate Tony Blakey who came in fifth place with 1,299 votes.
The BNP won no seats in Westminster but won more than half a million votes countrywide.
In east London, Mrs Hodge said: "This is really a great moment in our history, a never-to-be forgotten moment for both the good and decent people of Barking and Dagenham," she said.
"Our election here in this constituency was very different from elsewhere in Britain and our voters faced a stark choice.
"And they have overwhelmingly chosen to support a democratic politics, built on tolerance, on fairness and on decency. Not a fascist politics built on division, prejudice and hatred.
"The lesson from Barking to the BNP is clear: Get out and stay out, you're not wanted here and your vile politics have no place in British democracy. Pack your bags and go."
Mr Griffin, who won 6,620 votes coming third, acknowledged that results had fallen short of expectations.
He said: "I would say this to the people of Britain: It is going to be too late for Barking, but it is not too late for Britain. Get rid of our masters before they get rid of us."
By Laura Roberts . Daily Telegraph Published: 2:34PM BST 07 May 2010
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