January 23, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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London European Club invites you to the London School of Economics where UKIP leader and MEP Nigel Farage will discuss the importance of this year’s upcoming European elections.
Nigel Farage is a British politician and leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) since 2010, a position he also held from September 2006 to November 2009. Since 1999, he has been a Member of the European Parliament for South East England and co-chairs the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group.
Farage was a founding member of UKIP, having left the Conservative Party in 1992 after the signing of the Maastricht Treaty. Having unsuccessfully campaigned in European and Westminster parliamentary elections for UKIP since 1994, he won a seat as MEP for South East England in the 1999 European Parliament Election – the first year the regional list system was used – and was re-elected in 2004 and 2009.
In September 2006, Farage became the UKIP Leader and led the party through the 2009 European Parliament Election when it received the second highest share of the popular vote, defeating Labour and the Liberal Democrats with over two million votes.
Farage was also ranked 41st in The Daily Telegraph's Top 100 most influential right-wingers poll in October 2009, citing his media savvy and his success with UKIP in the European Elections.
Farage has been noted for his passionate and sometimes controversial speeches in the European Parliament and has strongly criticized the Euro and its related single currency project.
This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.
Members of the public, can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will be live on this listing http://www.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2014/01/20140123t1830vLSE.aspx from around 6pm on Wednesday 15 January until at least 12noon on Thursday 16 January. If at 12noon there are more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received.
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