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The UK Independence Party is the UK’s third political party ahead of the Liberal Democrats – and the only one offering a radical alternative. The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour all want Britain to remain in the anti-democratic EU.

In 2015 UKIP beat all comers to become the largest UK party in the European Parliament. In the May general election, we polled nearly four million votes - but thanks to an out-dated electoral system received only one MP seat.


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


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, regardless or their creed or colour – of Britain.

UKIP Ashford chairman Eddy Barrows

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