BNP loses all 12 seats in Barking and Dagenham council
BNP leader Nick Griffin lost out in the Barking parliamentary seat
The British National Party (BNP) has lost all 12 of its seats on east London's Barking and Dagenham Council.
Labour gained 19 wards and now has control of all 51 council seats. The party also took control of Enfield and Harrow councils from the Conservatives.
Elsewhere, the Liberal Democrats have held Sutton while the Tories have held Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Hillingdon Councils.
More than 6,000 candidates contested 1,861 seats in 32 boroughs.
The BNP's loss in Barking in the local elections mirrored its defeat in the parliamentary elections where Labour minister Margaret Hodge saw off a challenge by BNP leader Nick Griffin, winning by a majority of more than 16,000.
Mr Griffin came in third place, with 6,620 votes, after the Conservatives. The Labour Party has been in control of Barking and Dagenham Council since 1964.
NWN: Surely Mr.Griffin will now do the decent thing ?