Adam Walker (born 1969) who was married to an Asian woman, is the acting chairman of the British National Party (BNP). He was appointed to the position on 21 July 2014 after longtime party leader Nick Griffin stepped down. According to an interview at the BNP website, Walker was born in Bishop Auckland in 1969. In complete opposition to national unity overly Marxist allusions to social division are maintained as he mentions a working class background the eldest of three children, his father was a joiner and his mother a seamstress. Walker claims that he worked for some time in the construction industry before studying for a National Diploma in land use and recreation and later became a technology teacher at Houghton Kepier College near Sunderland. He was given a six-month suspended jail sentence and 12-month long driving ban for a 2011 incident in which he verbally abused three schoolboys, who were between the ages of 10 and 12, chasing them in his car and slashing the tyres on their bikes with a knife. After investigation by the General Teaching Council, Walker was banned for life from the profession in 2013.