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Gerard Batten

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Gender Male
Age 69
Date of birth March 27,1954
Zodiac sign Aries
Born Romford
United Kingdom
Party UK Independence Party
Office Member of the European Parliament
Job Politician
BooksHenry VIII: Tudor Serial Killer: His Victims and Their Stories
The Road to Freedom
The Inglorious Revolution: The Subversion of the English Constitution and the Path to Freedom
Full nameGerard Joseph Batten
Spouse Frances Cayaban
Movies/Shows Carry On Brussels
The Great Hack
Previous positionMember of the European Parliament (2004–2019)
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Gerard Joseph Batten is a British politician who served as the Leader of the UK Independence Party from 2018 to 2019. He was a founding member of the party in 1993, and served as a Member of the European Parliament for London from 2004 to 2019.

UKIP: Richard Braine, elected as leader of the party

Feb 16,2020 3:16 am

Richard Braine , The Chairman of The Party of the West London branch

Richard Braine was elected as the leader of the UK Independence Party.

In a ballot of The Members , Mr Braine 53% of the vote - received More Than double its closest rival.

Mr Braine was the preferred candidate of his predecessor, Gerard Batten , who resigned after UKIP's poor showing in the European elections in may.

The Chairman of The Party of the West London branch, he beat Freddy Vachha, who has won 20% of the vote, Ben Walker, on 14%, and ex-Vice-leader, Mike Hookem , to 13%.

after his victory, Mr Braine said he wanted to establish UKIP as a "far-a moderate voice of reason" in the UK.

"We have a great future and we will be back. I Am very excited and look forward to the leadership of this party, providing The Members together, and better results," he said.

Mr Batten, congratulated his successor on his "decisive victory".

he called for reform, according to Mr. Braine to The Party , increasing membership and donations.

Mr Batten announced his support for Mr Braine, after you banned from standing again by UKIP's national executive committee.

changes in management

It was now eight different UKIP leader since the people's vote in 2016.

Nigel Farage , The Party 's most famous figure, joined the voices of the outlet according to the British Council, only to return to his post when his successor Diane James in less than a month at the top.

Paul Nuttall took over The Role , but quit if UKIP performed poorly in the 2017 General elections. Steve Crowther was then on an interim basis, until Henry Bolton was elected in September of the same year.

Mr Batten took over after a row in which Mr Bolton, his girlfriend Jo Marney, was betrothed from The Party following allegations that she had sent excluded, racist messages about Meghan Markle, Prince Harry 's then.

On The Day of the Lord's choice of Batten as a guide in April of 2018, he said, he would withdraw in 12 months' time as a full contest could take place.

Piers Wauchope then acted as The Party 's interim leader until Mr Braine choice.



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Source of news: bbc.com

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