United Kingdom Independence Party
The United Kingdom Independence Party (often called UKIP, said "yoo-kip") is a political party in the United Kingdom. It's policies promote conservatism, classical liberalism, libertarianism, national conservatism and Euroscepticism. Their main policy is said to be that they want the UK to leave the European Union.
The party was founded in 1993, and they first won seats in the European Parliament in 1999. They won 3 seats in 1999, which was increased to 12 in 2004 and 13 in 2009. The party does not do well under Britain's 'First-past-the-post' system of elections and has never won a seat in the British House of Commons, although they received 920,334 votes (3.1% of the total vote) at the 2010 UK General Election.
Supporters of UKIP mostly believe in the following things:
- - The United Kingdom should leave the European Union.
- - There should be more referendums on certain issues.
- - British people should not have to carry ID cards.
Current Members [change]
There are currently about 26,000 people who are members of the UKIP. Of these, some are politicians. Thirteen of them are members of the European Parliament.
|East Midlands||Derek Clark|
|East of England||David Campbell-Bannerman, Stuart Agnew|
|North West England||Paul Nuttall|
|South East England||Nigel Farage, Marta Andreasen|
|South West England||Trevor Colman, Earl of Dartmouth|
|West Midlands||Mike Nattrass, Nikki Sinclaire|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||Godfrey Bloom|