Patrick O'Flynn

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Patrick O'Flynn
MEP
UKIP Media and Sport Spokesperson
In office
1 December 2016 – 27 July 2017
Leader Paul Nuttall
Preceded by position established
UKIP Senior Political Advisor
In office
28 November 2016 – 27 July 2017
Leader Paul Nuttall
Preceded by position established
UKIP Economics Spokesman
In office
24 July 2014 – 18 August 2015
Leader Nigel Farage
Preceded by Steven Woolfe
Succeeded by Mark Reckless
In office
7 April 2017 – 27 July 2017
Leader Paul Nuttall
Preceded by Mark Reckless
Member of the European Parliament
for the East of England
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Preceded by Robert Sturdy
Personal details
Born (1965-08-29) 29 August 1965 (age 52)
Cambridge, England
Political party UK Independence Party
Alma mater King's College, Cambridge
City University London

Patrick James O'Flynn (born 29 August 1965) is a Member of the European Parliament for the East of England region for the UK Independence Party. He was elected in 2014.

He read Economics at King's College, Cambridge, graduating in 1987. He subsequently earned a Diploma in Journalism from City University London.[1] He previously worked as Chief Political Commentator and then Political Editor of the Daily Express.[2] He was the UK Independence Party Economic Spokesman until 19 May 2015.[3]

He was the UKIP candidate in Cambridge at the 2015 general election. He came fifth, with 5.2% of the vote, only narrowly saving his deposit.[citation needed]

After the disappointing election result he called UKIP leader Nigel Farage "snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive".[citation needed]

He was the running-mate for Lisa Duffy in the 2016 UKIP leadership election.[citation needed]

He left the UKIP Frontbench in July 2017 believing the party no longer supported his centrist economic policies.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patrick James O'FLYNN". Debrett's People of Today. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "UKIP appoints Express journalist Patrick O'Flynn as director of comms". Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "UKIP is delighted to announce that party membership has reached yet another record high". United Kingdom Independence Party. Retrieved 24 May 2014.