The UK Independence Party is the UK’s fastest growing political party – and the only one now offering a radical alternative.
On 22 May 2014 UKIP came first in the European Parliament elections, winning 24 seats and the largest share of the popular vote. In South Gloucestershire UKIP topped the poll, beating the Conservatives by over 4,000 votes, with the Liberal Democrats coming in a very poor fourth.
On 9 October 2014 Douglas Carswell became UKIP's first MP, following his overwhelming by-election victory in Clacton. He was soon joined in the House of Commons by UKIP's second MP, Mark Reckless, following another historic by-election victory in Rochester and Strood on 20 November 2014.
Recent polls have shown increasingly high levels of support for UKIP nationwide, despite the constant lies and smears from the old elitist parties and their media allies. UKIP are poised to take seats from Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats on 7 May and the message for voters is clear - vote UKIP, get UKIP!
The EU - A Symptom, Not The Cause
UKIP was founded in 1993 to campaign for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Not because we hate Europe, or foreigners, or anyone at all but because it is undemocratic, expensive, bossy - and we still haven’t been asked whether we want to be in it.
But the EU is only the biggest symptom of the real problem - the theft of our democracy by a powerful, remote political ‘elite’ which has forgotten that it’s here to serve the people.
What We Believe In
We believe in the right of the people of the UK to govern ourselves, rather than be governed by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels (and, increasingly, in London and even your local town hall).
We believe in the minimum necessary government which defends individual freedom, supports those in real need, takes as little of our money as possible and doesn’t interfere in our lives.
We believe in democracy devolved to the people, through national and local referendums on key issues, so that laws are made by the people’s will, not the fads of the political class.
We believe that the government of Britain should be for the people, by the people – all the people of Britain, regardless of their creed or colour.
UKIP says … Listen to the people. What do you say?