- Michael Holmes (politician)
Michael Holmes is a former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party and MEP for South West England.
Holmes was elected leader of UKIP in 1997. In 1999 he and two other UKIP candidates were elected to the European Parliament. The following year, he stepped down from the leadership as a result of a power struggle with UKIP's National Executive Committee. He left the party, but continued to sit as an independent MEP until 2002. He then resigned as an MEP and was replaced by Graham Booth, who had been the next candidate on the UKIP party list for South West England.
Party political offices Preceded by
Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party
UK Independence Party LeadersAlan Sked · Craig Mackinlay · Michael Holmes · Jeffrey Titford · Roger Knapman · Nigel Farage · Malcolm Pearson · Jeffrey Titford · Nigel Farage Deputy LeadersCraig Mackinlay · Graham Booth · Mike Nattrass · David Campbell-Bannerman · Lord Monckton · Paul Nuttall ChairmenNigel Farage · Mike Nattrass · David Lott · Petrina Holdsworth · David Campbell-Bannerman · John Whittaker · Paul Nuttall · Steve Crowther Elections HistoryAnti-Federalist League (forerunner) · Veritas (split) OrganisationNational Executive Committee · Young Independence · Europe of Freedom and DemocracyCategories:
- Living people
- United Kingdom Independence Party politicians
- Members of the European Parliament for English constituencies
- Leaders of the United Kingdom Independence Party
- UK Independence Party MEPs
- MEPs for the United Kingdom 1999–2004
- British MEP stubs
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