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The birth of UKIP

In 1993, academic Dr Alan Sked started an anti-EU political party called the UK Independence Party.

In 1993, academic Dr Alan Sked formed the UK Independence Party to campaign against Britain's membership of the European Union. The party played a vital part in the debate about Europe before and after the referendum which led to Brexit - Britain's exit from the Union.

Photo: Dr Alan Sked during an early party political broadcast.

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