Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party Officially Renamed to ‘Reform UK’ by Electoral Commission

The Brexit Party fashioned in 2018 so as to promote Brexit and stress the Conservative authorities into fulfilling its promise to ship the 2016 referendum end result. After the UK formally left the European Union, occasion chief Nigel Farage has re-oriented his priorities to opposing coronavirus lockdown measures and reforming UK politics.

Nigel Farage has efficiently modified the identify of his Brexit Party to ‘Reform UK’, after approval from the Electoral Commission on Wednesday.

Following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, Farage’s occasion will widen its agenda together with demanding a distinct response to the coronavirus disaster and for main financial reforms.

Mr Farage additionally stated the UK’s voting system ought to be reformed, alongside its civil service, the BBC, and House of Lords.

​Reform UK chairman Richard Tice, who supported the election of the Conservatives in 2019, stated that the identify change “reflects what our country needs: Reform. Real change to benefit the people, to make our nation more successful”.

He referred to as for a change in method to tax in addition to an finish to “unnecessary regulation and wasteful government spending”.

The identify change had beforehand been challenged by the Reform suppose tank, claiming that it could lead on to “voter confusion”.

In the 2019 common election, the Brexit Party stood down from sure seats which risked cut up the pro-leave vote, and contested solely 275 seats, making it simpler for the ruling Conservatives to safe a majority.


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