Populist Party (UK)

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Populist Party
Leader Russell White
Founded 2001, registered as the Populist Party.[1]
2006, the Popular Alliance is registered
2014, renamed Populist Alliance and deregistered
2015, re-registered as the Populist Party[2]
Headquarters 11 Greensleeves Avenue, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 8BJ
Ideology Populism
Political position Big tent
National affiliation Previously Alliance for Democracy
Colours Olive
Populist Party on Facebook

The Populist Party is a minor political party in the United Kingdom registered in 2001. In 2014 it was merged with the Populist Alliance, known until 2013 as the Popular Alliance, which was formed in March 2006[3] by former members of other small political parties, particularly Veritas.[4]

Brian Buxton, leader of the Popular Alliance, was a Stretton parish councillor for 8 years, but in August 2013 he defected to UKIP and resigned as a councillor that October.[5][6] Buxton stood in Stretton in an East Staffordshire Borough Council by-election in 2008 and came fourth.[7] In 2011 he came last.[8] The renamed Populist Alliance led by Russell White, a rail worker,[9] became the Populist Party leader on 10 September 2014 and the party was re-registered under the new name in 2015.

The party is against globalisation, supporting renationalisation of the energy industry and protectionism.[9]

The Populist Party stood in its first UK General Election on June 8th 2017. The candidate, Russell White, won 50 votes in Lewisham West and Penge constituency.[10]

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  1. ^ "Populist Party". Open Electoral Commission. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Populist Party". Electoral Commission. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ Popular Alliance[dead link] Electoral Commission Register of Political Parties
  4. ^ Henley, Jon (April 19, 2006). "Diary". The Guardian. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Councillor defections boost UKIP ranks". Burton Mail. August 12, 2013. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Stretton councillor steps down after parish row". Burton Mail. October 3, 2013. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Tories retain Stretton seat". Burton Mail. February 16, 2008. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Stretton 2011". East Staffordshire Borough Council. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "En Grande-Bretagne, un petit coin d’euroscepticisme pour tout le monde". Trans'Europe Extrêmes (in French). April 29, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Lewisham West & Penge parliamentary constituency". BBC News. 

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