Ray Finch

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Ray Finch
Leader of the UK Independence Party in the EFDD[1]
Assumed office
7 January 2017
Serving with Nigel Farage
Leader Paul Nuttall
Preceded by Paul Nuttall
UKIP Housing Spokesperson
Assumed office
6 December 2016
Preceded by Andrew Charalambous
UKIP Fisheries spokesperson
In office
24 July 2014 – 29 November 2016
Leader Nigel Farage
Preceded by position established
Succeeded by Mike Hookem
Member of the European Parliament
for South East England
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Preceded by James Elles
Personal details
Born (1963-06-02) 2 June 1963 (age 54)
Political party UK Independence Party

Raymond Finch (born 2 June 1963) is a UK Independence Party politician who has been Member of the European Parliament for South East England since the 2014 European Parliament election. He was the fourth candidate on the UKIP party list.

He was 10th on the list in the 2009 European Parliament election.

Finch was the leader of the UKIP group on Hampshire County Council, standing down on election to the European Parliament.[2] He resigned as a councillor in January 2017 following his appointment as head of the UK Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy delegation in the European Parliament.[3]


  1. ^ "Ray Finch becomes Leader of the UKIP MEP delegation". UKIP. 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Vote2014 - South East". BBC News. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Carr, Michael (12 January 2017). "'I am unable to continue': Hampshire UKIP councillor Ray Finch quits". Daily Echo. Retrieved 5 December 2017.