The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is a British right-wing populist political party demanding the UK's exit from the EU. The incumbent leader of the UKIP is Gerard Batten. UKIP headquarters is located in Newton Abbot, Devon.
Despite failing on seven occasions to become an MP, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is considering a bid to become the mayor of London in 2020, in a move that could see him go head-to-head with incumbent Sadiq Khan.
UKIP have welcomed a trio of high-profile social media activists linked to the ‘alt-right’ into their ranks, which may alarm some members already concerned about the direction of the party under the leadership of Gerard Batten.
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has questioned the ‘judgement’ of his successor Gerard Batten over his support for the imprisoned ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson, who was recently convicted for contempt of court.