Thursday, 7 January 2010


Nikki Sinclaire’s decision to stand follows UK Independence Party leader, Nigel Farage’s announcement on Friday 4th September that he would stand down, her campaign for leader starts today. “ I am very much looking forward to leading the party and moving us forward, should the party members decide to make me their leader” said Nikki Sinclaire. “ I know the party, I have worked across the party and I know our goal, it is time to take the party forward into a General Election” said Nikki.

Farage stood down to focus his efforts on standing for parliament against Speaker John Bercow and remain an MEP in the European Union at least until the General Election. He will remain party spokesperson. Nikki was elected to represent the West Midlands in The European Parliament in the recent European elections. The UK Independence Party came second in the West Midlands and across the country. Nikki will also stand for election in the West Midlands in the next General Election. Her mandate as candidate leader remains the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. This would be followed by the signing of a free trade agreement which the British people were told they would sign up to back in 1972.

The UK Independence Party offers various policies that include major educational reforms, healthcare reforms and vast improvements to the UK’s transport network. As a Member of the European Parliament is an active member of several committee groups that include: Women’s and Gender Equality Committee, the Committee on Human Rights, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Civil liberties. Nikki Sinclaire has served the party for more than 15 years in various roles: Party Secretary, a NEC member and the EU election campaign manager for the West Midlands in the recent EU elections, which achieved the UKIP’s highest vote increase. The UK Independence Party has secured nearly 500 prospective parliamentary candidates to run in the next election.