Nick Griffin was born in Barnet, UK, in 1959 and studied first history and then jurisprudence at Cambridge University. He boxed three times against Oxford in the annual Varsity match, winning twice.
He started becoming political active very early by joining the National Front at the age of just 14, later he was the founder of the Young National Front Student Organisation.
In 1995, he joined the British National Party (BNP), became chief editor of the party newspaper „Spearhead“ and was elected party leader in 1999.
In the elections 2009 Nick Griffin succeeded in becoming a member of the European Parliament for the BNP. He served as an independent MEP until 2014 and as such was a member of the Environment and Health Committee and the delegation for relations with Belarus.
As one of the founding members Nick Griffin helped to establish the Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF) in 2015 and is its deputy chairman today.