Dr Andrew Emerson joined the BNP in January 2005, after more than 20 years as an active member of the Labour Party.
Dr Emerson is a published author with a PhD in sociology.
In 2008 he finished third, ahead of both Labour and UKIP candidates, in a bid to win election to Chichester District Council, with more than 12 per cent of the votes.
He has worked in the NHS for many years, and has lectured at several institutions of higher education, including the University of Reading.
He is standing in a general election for the second time, having previously contested the Broxbourne constituency for the BNP in 2005, polling a very creditable 4.75% of the total number of votes cast.