Northern Ireland

BNP registers in Northern Ireland for the first time

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Image caption The BNP can now field candidates in Assembly and council elections

The BNP has for the first time registered as a political party in Northern Ireland.

This means it can now field candidates in the Assembly or council elections.

The move was confirmed on Wednesday by the Electoral Commission.

The right-wing party has in the past expressed an interest in contesting elections in Northern Ireland but has so far failed to do so.

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