Nigel Farage is the leader of The Brexit Party, and is an MEP for South East England.
Nigel Farage co-founded the Brexit Party, leading it into the 2019 European Parliament elections where it became the largest British party, and largest single party overall, in the Parliament.
He is a former leader of the UK Independence Party, Ukip, having quit the party in 2018 after 25 years. He had taken over the leadership in 2010 and presided over the party's first election win, when Douglas Carswell won the Clacton by-election.
He has stood as a candidate for the UK parliament six times, but is yet to win. His best performance was in the 2010 General Election, when he finished third in Buckingham. On the day of that election, he was involved in a plane crash and needed to be pulled semi-conscious from the wreckage of the light aircraft.
He has been married twice. In 1988, he married Gráinne Hayes, by whom he has two children: Samuel and Thomas. The couple divorced in 1997 and two years later he married Kirsten Mehr, a German national, with whom he also has two children, Victoria and Isabelle.
Full name: Nigel Paul Farage
Born: 3rd April 1964
Position: Brexit Party leader