Nigel Farage Biography
Nigel Farage real name Nigel Paul Farage is a British politician and former commodities broker who has served as the Brexit Party’s Leader since 2019 and as a Member of the European Parliament for the constituency of South East England since 1999. He was born in Downe, Kent, England, on April 3, 1964. In addition to his duties as a Brexit Party and MEP, he also serves as Vice-Chairman of Leave Means Leave, a pro-Brexit organization, and is the host of The Nigel Farage Show, a live radio telephone in the LBC station.
He is best known from 2006 to 2009 and again from 2010 to 2016 as the former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP). He is co-chair of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (formerly “Europe of Freedom and Democracy”) group. Known as a long-time leading Euroskeptic in the United Kingdom, he has been noted for his speeches in the European Parliament and a critic of the euro.
After the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, Farage was a founding member of UKIP, having left the Conservative Party. In the European Parliament election in 1999, he was elected MEP for South East England after campaigning unsuccessfully for UKIP in European and Westminster parliamentary elections since 1994. He was re-elected in the 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections to the European Parliament.
Nigel Farage Family
Nigel is the son of Barbara (née Stevens) and Guy Justus Oscar Farage.
Nigel Farage Wife
Nigel has been married twice. In 1988, he married Irish nurse Gráinne Hayes, with whom he has two children. The couple divorced in 1997. In 1999, he married Kirsten Mehr, a German national; the couple have two children.
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Nigel has two children with Gráinne Hayes, Samuel born in 1989 and Thomas born in 1991. He also has two children with the second wife, Victoria Farage and Isabelle Farage.
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From 1975 to 1982, at Dulwich College, a fee-paid independent school in southern London, Farage was educated. He pays tribute to the career advice he received from England Test cricketer John Dewes in his autobiography, “who must have noticed that I was pretty ballsy, probably good on a platform, not afraid of the limelight, somewhat noisy and good at selling things.”
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On 4 December 2018, on his live LBC radio show, Farage announced “with a heavy heart” that he had resigned his UKIP membership immediately after 25 years as a party member. In explanation, Farage mentioned the appointment of the previous month by UKIP leader Gerard Batten of far-right activist Tommy Robinson as an adviser and the vote of the National Executive of UKIP in a vote of no confidence to keep Batten as party leader. Farage argued that Batten was “obsessed with the issue of Islam, not just Islamic extremism, but Islam, and UKIP was not founded as a party fighting a religious crusade.” He also said Robinson’s association damaged Brexit’s image.
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On 12 September 2006, with 45 percent of the vote, Farage was elected UKIP leader, 20 percentage points ahead of his closest rival. He pledged to bring discipline to the party and maximize UKIP’s representation in local, parliamentary and other elections. In an interview with the PM program on BBC Radio 4 that day, he pledged to end UKIP’s public perception as a single-issue party and work with allied politicians in the Better Off campaign, committing himself not to stand up against the MPs who signed up to the campaign.
In his first speech at the UKIP conference on 8 October 2006, Farage told delegates that the party was “at the center of British public opinion” and “real opposition voice.” He said: “We have three social democratic parties in Britain–Labor, Lib Dem, and Conservatives are virtually indistinguishable from each other on nearly all the major issues” and “you can’t put a cigarette paper between them, and that’s why there are nine million people who don’t vote in the 1992 general elections.
Nigel Farage Resigns
On 8 May 2015, after failing to win Thanet South’s seat in the general election held the day before, Farage resigned as UKIP leader, although he kept open the possibility of re-entering the ensuing leadership contest. On 4 July 2016, Farage resigned as UKIP leader with the following comment: “In the[ Brexit] referendum I said that I wanted my country back… now I want my life back” and added that this resignation was final: “I’m not going to change my mind again, I can promise you,” referring apparently to his two previous resignations (in 2009 and 2015).
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The National Health Service (NHS) is England’s publicly funded national healthcare system and one of four national health services for each of the United Kingdom’s constituent countries. It is the world’s largest single payer healthcare system. NHS England, funded primarily through government funding and supervised by the Department of Health and Social Care, provides health care to all legal English residents, with most services at the point of use free of charge. Some services are free for everyone, including visitors, such as emergency treatment and infectious disease treatment.
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Nigel Farage Mep | Nigel Farage European Parliament
A Member of the European Parliament (MEP), also referred to as a Eurodeputy (in English-speaking member states where national parliamentarians are known as deputies, as in the Republic of Ireland and Cyprus ; and commonly used in English by other non-English-speaking member states) is a person elected to serve as a popular representative in the European Parliament. He is serving as Leader of the Brexit Party since 2019 and as a Member of the European Parliament for the South East Englandconstituency since 1999
Nigel Farage Book
- Fighting Bull. Biteback (autobiography 2010 hardback first edition) ISBN 9781849540391
- Flying Free. Biteback (autobiography 2011 paperback second edition) ISBN 9781849540940
- The Purple Revolution: The Year That Changed Everything. Biteback (memoir 2015 paperback) ISBN 9781849548632
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Nigel is serving as Leader of the Brexit Party since 2019.