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John Tyndall (politician)

John Tyndall in 1977
Personal data
Date of birthJuly 14, 1934
Place of birthExeter, Devon, England
Date of deathJuly 19, 2005(age 71)
Place of deathHove, East Sussex
Political partyLeague of Empire Loyalists 1954-1957,
National Labour Party
1957-1960,
British National Party (1960) 1960-1962,
National Socialist Movement 1962-1964,
Greater Britain Movement 1964-1967,
National Front
1967-1980,
New National Front
1980-1982,
British National Party
1982-2005
SpouseValerie Tyndall
Children1 Girl (remained unnamed)
Chairman of the
British National Party
In office1982 - September 1999
DeputyRichard Edmonds
Succeeded byNick Griffin
Chairman of the National Front
In office1976 - 1980
Succeeded byAndrew Brons
Preceded byJohn Kingsley Read
In office1972 - 1974
Succeeded byJohn Kingsley Read
Preceded byJohn O'Brien

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John Hutchyns Tyndall (14 July 1934 - 19 July 2005) was a British politician who was prominently associated with several fascist/neo-Nazi sects. However, he is best known for leading the National Front in the 1970s and founding the contemporary British National Party (BNP) in 1982.

The most prominent figure in British nationalism in the second-half of the twentieth century, Tyndall's legacy has been highly controversial among political opponents, including some members of the contemporary BNP under his successor Nick Griffin. His opponents both inside and outside the National Front and the BNP have frequently pointed at his historical involvement with the openly neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement as deputy leader under Colin Jordan in the early 1960s.


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