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BNP leader Nick Griffin’s daughter standing for election in Flintshire

THE daughter of BNP leader Nick Griffin is standing for election in Flintshire.

Jennifer Matthys, 23, will go head to head with Labour David Hanson and Tory candidate Antoinette Sandbach in the Delyn constituency as a BNP candidate when the county goes to the polls on May 6.

A party spokesman said it is her long-held ambition to represent the right-wing party at Westminster.

Miss Matthys founded and initially ran the Young BNP Supporters’ group for children aged 14-16 – and has expressed her desire to one day lead the party proper.

She currently works in admin at the BNP’s central office. She was put forward after the party secured extra funding to allow it to increase its number of candidates in North Wales from three to five.

BNP spokesman John Walker said: “She’s always been political and she’s always done work for the party. She’s lived in Wales all her life, she speaks Welsh and she’s got a very close affinity to Wales.”

Mr Walker, the BNP’s candidate in Alyn and Deeside, said the party will use the elections to try and form a core of supporters for an assault on the Welsh Assembly elections in 2012.

The other candidates standing for election in Delyn are Bill Brereton (Lib Dem) and Peter Ryder (Plaid Cymru).

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