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NGOUK Independence party (UKIP)
AddressUK Independence Party, PO Box 408, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 9BG
Telephone0800 5876587
Background InformationThe UK Independence party (UKIP) is a registered political party, whose flagship policy is British withdrawal from the European Union. The party's short history has been somewhat tumultuous, falling out in spectacular fashion with its first leader, Alan Sked, and later undergoing a stormy relationship with former television presenter and Labour MP Robert Kilroy-Silk, who went on to defect and establish a new party, Veritas. Despite this, it has seen a steady advance in electoral performance, winning 16% at the 2004 European elections, and a respectable 2.4% in the 2005 general election. UKIP is in effect a successor body to the Anti-Federalist League (AFL), founded by Alan Sked in 1991. In 2007, under new leader Nigel Farage, UKIP began publicly musing about a possible name-change to the Indepedence party, in order to challenge the impression it is a single-issue body. Source:
Year Created1993
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesAnti-Federalist League (AFL)
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KeywordsEuropean integration; Politics and political ideologies.
Last Edited ByJRM at 05/09/2007 11:10:01