November 2016 UK Independence Party leadership election
The November 2016 UK Independence Party leadership election was held on 28 November 2016. UKIP members voted for who they want to lead the party. Paul Nuttall easily won the election after receiving 63% of the vote.
Candidates[change | change source]
- Suzanne Evans, journalist and politician.
- Paul Nuttall, former deputy leader of UKIP, and leader of UKIP in the European Parliament.
- John Rees-Evans, politician and veteran.
Withdrawn[change | change source]
These candidates left the race before the election.
- Andrew Beadle (endorsed Paul Nuttall).
- Bill Etheridge, MEP (endorsed Paul Nuttall).
- Raheem Kassam, editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London (endorsed Peter Whittle).
- David Kurten, Member of the London Assembly.
- Steven Woolfe, MEP.
- Peter Whittle, Member of the London Assembly (endorsed Paul Nuttall).
Results[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "UKIP turmoil returns after Diane James resignation". BBC News. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)