The 40 MEPS Who Actually Matter – European Parliament Mep

A longside his ideological opposite Guy Verhofstadt, Farage is one of the two most effective speakers in the chamber. He has used Parliament more effectively than any other to push his domestic agenda, engineering the EU referendum in Britain in June, which will be either his greatest success or failure. As co-chief of the EFDD party group, he is a leading enabler of European populism and Euroskepticism.

NAME: Nigel Farage

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

TRIBE: Populist wave

POLITICAL GROUP: Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy

POSITION: Co-president of the EFDD group


AGE: 52