Addendum: the British National Party has doubled its number of Councillors. The biggest gains were in Barking and Dagenham, where it seized 11 of the 13 seats it contested, becoming the second party. One ward has still to declare. The BNP also won seats in Epping Forest, Stoke-on-Trent and Sandwell. The party fielded more than 350 candidates and now has 46 seats in England. Before Thursday's local elections it held about 20. If you don't vote, somebody will. And you may not like who they end up voting for.