These candidates came from all over the West Midlands, representing Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, North Birmingham, East Birmingham, South Birmingham and Bromsgrove.
Tutors for the day were BNP West Midlands Regional Training Organiser, Richard Lumby and Nuneaton & Bedworth BNP local councillor, Martyn Findley.
Mr Lumby delivered three modules, covering candidate suitability, community politics and advice for public speaking.
Mr Findley delivered one module, about "Life as a BNP councillor" in his usual gutsy style.
These training seminars are intended to be duplicated throughout the country, in order to standardise preparations and to provide a resource for future candidates.
Catering of refreshments and buffet lunch for the day were by the versatile East Birmingham organiser and wife to the RTO, Tanya Lumby.
All the candidates agreed the this new resource was worthwhile, with Mr Lumby, Mrs Lumby and Mr Findley receiving a rapturous applause after their respective inputs and to close the meeting.
The BNP currently have over one hundred local and parish councillors, three county councillors, one London Assembly member, Richard Barnbrook and, of course, the two MEPs, Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons.
The training seminars will continue over the coming months culminating, we expect, with even further successes in the local elections in May 2010.