THE singing and dancing has already begun at the general election count in Hereford.

But the noise is coming from a group of anarchists protesting against the voting process.

The group of around 20 have also shouted anti-fascist songs aimed at the British National Party candidate and his supporters who have just arrived at the Hereford Leisure Centre.

One anarchist even managed to enter the leisure centre and shouted "preaching Nazi scum" at the volunteers counting the votes.

He was quickly escorted outside the building by security.

The anarchist banners included the phrases "voting changes nothing" and "my grandparents did not vote for fascists, they shot them".

The Hereford Times were told to go away in no uncertain terms when they approached the protesters for an interview.