Brexit Party

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The Brexit Party is a pro-Brexit political party in the United Kingdom, formed in January 2019 with twelve Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), all of whom were originally elected as UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidates.[1]

The Brexit Party is led by one of these MEPs, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who announced he would stand as a candidate for the party in any future European Parliament elections, in the event the UK had not left the European Union.[2]

In the UK/2019 European Parliament elections held on 23 May 2019, the Brexit Party gained 28 MEPs with 32 per cent of the vote and was largest party in 9 of the 12 regions of the UK.[3]

 

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Document:Cognitive Dissidents?Article27 May 2019Alun SmithI voted remain but I would happily leave under a Corbyn government with a deal that protects our rights and our jobs. Isn't that the sensible thing to do now? Isn't that the compromise that can bring us all together again?


References

  1. Jim Pickard (8 February 2019). "New 'Brexit Party' backed by Nigel Farage launches". Financial Times. A new political party backed by Nigel Farage has been launched in an attempt to attract hardline Conservative activists unhappy with Theresa May’s attempt to forge a compromise Brexit plan.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. Bianca Britton (9 February 2019). "Nigel Farage to lead new 'Brexit Party' if Britain's exit from the EU is delayed". CNN. Retrieved 9 February 2019. The former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) announced in an op-ed for The Telegraph that if Britain's exit from the EU was delayed, he would stand as candidate for the party in the European Parliament elections.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
    - "Nigel Farage back in frontline politics as Brexit Party leader", BBC News, 22 March 2019
  3. "European election results 2019 LIVE: Nigel Farage's Brexit Party and Lib Dems win as Tories and Labour suffer humiliating losses"
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