UKIP is a democratic, libertarian party for all people in Bath and North East Somerset who believe in freedom to make individual decisions, who aspire to improve their personal situation and who seek to be self-reliant whilst providing protection for those genuinely in need. UKIP promotes self-reliance and freedom from state interference and we believe that the state in Britain has become too large, too expensive and too dominant over civil society. UKIP is a patriotic party that promotes independence for the UK and independence from government interference. We believe in free trade, lower taxes, personal freedom and responsibility. We believe that Britain must be a self-governing country with proper control over it’s borders. We are unashamedly patriotic; proud about Britain and the contribution it has made to the world. We believe that Britain is strong enough to be successful as an independent nation, trading and building harmonious relations with the rest of the world.
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Gerard Batten MEP was appointed UKIP interim leader on 17th February 2018. UKIP Bath & North East Somerset Branch congratulates Gerard on his appointment and we look forward to a period of stability and growth under his leadership.
Gerard Batten was one of the founding members of the United Kingdom Independence Party in 1993. He was previously a member of the Euro-sceptic Anti-Federalist League between 1992-1993, before becoming party secretary for newly-formed UKIP between 1994 and 1997. Gerard was UKIP’s European Election Organiser in 1994 and the first Party Secretary (1994-1997). He has served on the UKIP National Executive Committee at different times. Elected as a Member of the European Parliament for the London constituency in 2004, he was re-elected in 2009 for another five year term. He has written extensively on subjects such as Immigration, the Cost of the European Union, and the European Arrest Warranty and the creation of a European system of criminal law. He has been a member of the European Parliament’s Security & Defence Committee, and since 2009 a member of the Civil Liberties Justice & Home Affairs Committee. From 2009 to 2014 he served as the UKIP MEPs’ Chief Whip.
William Dartmouth MEP
UKIP MEP for the South West of England and Gibraltar
EFDD Coordinator on International Trade [INTA]