Nigel Farage
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"Nigel Paul Farage" is a British politician and leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) since 2010, a position he also held from September 2006 to November 2009. Since 1999 he has been a Member of the European Parliament for South East England (European Parliament constituency)/South East England. He co-chairs the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (formerly "Europe of Freedom and Democracy") group.

Farage was a founding member of UKIP, having left the Conservative Party (UK)/Conservative Party in 1992 after the signing of the Maastricht Treaty. Having unsuccessfully campaigned in European Parliament/European and Houses of Parliament/Westminster parliamentary elections for UKIP since 1994, he won a seat as Member of the European Parliament/MEP for South East England (European Parliament constituency)/South East England in the European Parliament election, 1999 (United Kingdom)/1999 European Parliament Election – the first year the regional list system was used – and was re-elected in 2004, 2009, and 2014.

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