The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is a Eurosceptic right-wing populist political party in the United Kingdom, founded in 1993 by members of the Anti-Federalist League. The party describes itself in its constitution as a "democratic, libertarian party". In 2014, UKIP reported a membership of over 48,000.



7 significant moments in UKIP’s history

UKIP was founded in 1993, but only became a serious political contender in the last few years. With questions surrounding the party's future following a dismal election performance, here are 7 key moments from its history.

UKIP is dead. For now

The news that the party has lost the only council it controlled, is one of the final nails in the coffin for Britain’s one-time third-party.