The BNP had more donations this quarter than UKIP, the Greens and the SNP put together.

BNP National Treasurer, Clive Jefferson, told Sky News:

“The British National Party received more cash than UKIP in the third quarter of the year thanks to legacy donations, figures show.

A single bequest of £94,428 meant the BNP received more than twice the amount in donations than Nigel Farage’s party between July and September.

The donation, declared in the latest Electoral Commission figures, was the full estate of John Lintell, and is among just over £1m left to the party by legacy donors in the last five years – £202,224 in the last year alone.

BNP deputy leader Clive Jefferson says it is a result of encouraging people to leave money to the party in their wills.

The party’s website suggests people should give money to the BNP and not “let the government traitors get your legacy”.

It provides advice on ways to bequeath money and suggested wording for people to contain in their wills.

Mr Jefferson told Sky News: “That (legacy donations) has become very popular with committed patriots as a way of fighting after they have gone.”

He added that people were increasingly leaving their full estates to the BNP, and said the party was “putting a lot of resources into it and helping people to do something really worthwhile”.

Mr Jefferson said Brexit had fuelled a surge in membership and that the party was now a “resurgent force”.

He said it had taken control of its first council this year and that membership numbers to be released at the end of the year would show a “significant” surge.”

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