Brexit Party

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Brexit Party
ChairmanRichard Tice
LeaderNigel Farage
Founders
Founded23 November 2018; 21 months ago (2018-11-23)
Registered5 February 2019; 18 months ago (2019-02-05)
Headquarters83 Victoria Street
London
SW1 0HW[1]
Membership (2019)Increase 100,000[2] registered supporters
IdeologyEuroscepticism
Populism
European Parliament groupEurope of Freedom and Direct Democracy
Colours          Aqua, white
SloganChange Politics for Good
House of Commons
0 / 650
Local government[3]
22 / 20,249
National Assembly for Wales
4 / 60
Website
thebrexitparty.org
Nigel Farage, the party leader

The Brexit Party is a Eurosceptic political party in the United Kingdom (UK) made up of politicians who support Brexit. Created in 2019, it is led by Nigel Farage. The party has four Welsh Assembly Members.

The Brexit Party campaigns for the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union (EU). It wants the UK to trade on World Trade Organization (WTO) terms and leave both the European Single Market and the European Union Customs Union.

Many of its members were formerly of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), with Farage having led UKIP in 2006–09 and 2010–16, as well as from the Conservative Party.[4]

European Parliament elections[change | change source]

Year Leader Share of votes Seats Change Position
2019 Nigel Farage 30.52%
29 / 73
n/a 1st

References[change | change source]

  1. "View registration – The Electoral Commission". search.electoralcommission.org.uk. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  2. Hope, Christopher (15 May 2019). "Nigel Farage's Brexit Party closes in on Tories as supporter registrations surge through the 100,000 mark". The Telegraph. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  3. "Open Council Data UK – compositions councillors parties wards elections". www.opencouncildata.co.uk.
  4. "Rees-Mogg elected Brexit Party MEP". 27 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.