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UK European Union Party

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UK European Union Party
FounderPierre Kirk
Political positionCentre

The UK European Union Party (UKEUP) is a pro-European political party in the United Kingdom, founded by lawyer Pierre Kirk in the prelude to the 2019 European Parliament election in the United Kingdom.[2][1] The party was founded due to a perceived weak concentration on opposing Brexit by other pro-EU parties.[1] The party stood candidates in three constituencies during the 2019 European Parliament election,[3] many of whom were from other EU member states.[4]

Ideology[edit | edit source]

Aside from its strong pro-European stance, Kirk described the party as a socially liberal but fiscally conservative centrist group that endorses policies such as improving healthcare, freedom of movement, a removal of tuition fees, and a boost to affordable housing.[1] The party endorses a unified EU defence force and the adoption of the euro.[4]

Election results[edit | edit source]

UK Parliament by-elections
Date Constituency Candidate Votes %
6 June 2019 Peterborough Pierre Kirk TBD TBD
European Parliament elections
Year Votes won % of Votes Change MEPs elected Change
2019 33,576 0.2 New 0 Steady
Source: BBC[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jankowicz, Mia (25 April 2019). "Another new anti-Brexit party joins the fray". The New European. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. Chaplin, Chloe (22 May 2019). "European elections 2019: who should you vote for, whether you back Remain or Brexit?". i news. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  3. Chaplin, Chloe (22 May 2019). "European elections candidates 2019: full list of prospective MEPs standing in the EU election across the UK". i news. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Proctor, Kate (22 May 2019). "European elections 2019: UK-EUP party vying for votes by being 'the most Remain'". Evening Standard. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  5. "The UK's European elections 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 29 May 2019.

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