British National Party members have given Nick Griffin an overwhelming mandate after re-electing him as leader by the crushing margin of nine votes.
His humiliated opponent Andrew Brons managed a meagre 1,148 votes compared to the mighty 1,157 attained by Griffin, with eleven ballots being spoiled.
In a statement published on the BNP website, Griffin said: 'Our party has never been stronger or more united than it is today. I would like to thank everyone who voted for me and in particular the Returning Officer – my daughter Jennifer.'
Shortly following the conclusion of the election, Griffin announced the discovery and expulsion of 1,148 'leftist infiltrators' from the party.