|Member of the European Parliament
for the East of England
1 July 2014
|Preceded by||Andrew Duff|
23 May 1985 |
|Political party||UK Independence Party|
|Alma mater||University of Nottingham|
Timür 'Tim' Mark Aker (born 23 May 1985) is a British politician and a Member of the European Parliament for the East of England region for the UK Independence Party. He was elected in 2014. He was head of UKIP's Policy Unit from August 2013 to January 2015, and was UKIP's candidate for the Thurrock constituency in the 2015 general election, coming third in a close 3-way election.
Referred to by The Spectator as one of UKIP's most recognisable figures, Aker will stand in the constituency of Thurrock in the next general election. On 20 January 2015, Aker quit as UKIP's Head of Policy, with some press reporting that he was sacked for failing to complete the party's manifesto on time, a claim which the party denied.
European Parliament elections (Multi-member constituency; party list)
|Date of election||Region||Party||Votes||Percentage of votes||Result|
|2014 European election||East of England||UKIP||542,812||34.5||Elected|
Thurrock Borough Council By-Election (Single-member ward)
|Date of election||Ward||Party||Votes||Percentage of votes||Result|
|2014 Thurrock Borough Council By-Election||Aveley & Uplands||UKIP||747||40.9||Elected|
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