Margot Parker

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Margot Parker
Deputy Leader of the UK Independence Party
Assumed office
18 October 2017
Leader Henry Bolton
Preceded by Peter Whittle
Equalities and Womens Issues Spokesman
In office
2 December 2016 – 18 October 2017
Leader Paul Nuttall
Preceded by position established
Succeeded by Star Anderton
UKIP Small Business Spokesperson
In office
24 July 2014 – 1 December 2016
Leader Nigel Farage
Preceded by position established
Succeeded by Ernie Warrender
Member of the European Parliament
for East Midlands
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Preceded by Derek Clark
Personal details
Born (1943-07-24) 24 July 1943 (age 74)
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Political party UK Independence Party (2010-present)
Libertas (Before 2010)
Alma mater De Montfort University

Margaret Lucille Jeanne Parker (born 24 July 1943) is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East Midlands region for the UK Independence Party. She was elected in 2014.[2] She was born in Grantham and educated at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School and De Montfort University where she read Law.[3]

Parker stood as a candidate for Libertas in the 2009 European election in the East Midlands. Parker was second on the party list, but the party only won 0.6% of the vote and no seats.

By 2010, she had defected to UKIP. She stood in Sherwood in the 2010 general election, finishing 5th (1,490 votes, 3%). In 2012, she stood in the Corby by-election, finishing third with 5,108 votes (14.3%).[4]

Following the election of Henry Bolton as leader of UKIP in 2017, Parker was appointed deputy leader.[5]


  1. ^ "Margot Parker: 'The bishops must meet with Ukip'". Catholic Herald. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "European Parliament - Margot Parker". 1 July 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nigel Farage reshuffle: Who are Ukip's women?". The Telegraph. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "2010 Election - Sherwood". Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Walker, Peter (18 October 2017). "New Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals frontbench lineup". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 

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