|Leader||Anne Marie Waters|
|Founder||Anne Marie Waters|
|Split from||UK Independence Party|
|European affiliation||Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom|
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The For Britain Movement is a minor far-right political party in the United Kingdom, founded by the anti-Islam activist Anne Marie Waters after she was defeated in the 2017 UKIP leadership election.
Waters left UKIP and formed For Britain after she and her supporters were described as "Nazis and racists" by Henry Bolton and UKIP's former leader Nigel Farage. The name is taken from her UKIP leadership campaign slogan, "Anne Marie For Britain". Waters said that the party would "speak to the forgotten people". On 9 March 2018, For Britain registered with the Electoral Commission, a requirement for any political party wishing to put up candidates in elections and to solicit donations for campaigns, as "The For Britain Movement".
The party received the support of Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League. Its platform includes reducing Muslim immigration to the UK to near zero, and to "bring the entire EU project down".Sean O'Driscoll, writing in The Times after the Waters had announced her intention to form a party but before the party had been launched, described the proposed party as intending to fill the space left by the demise of the British National Party (BNP).
The party fielded fifteen candidates in the 2018 local elections, none being elected. The party came last in almost all the seats it contested. In June 2018, the party expelled two of its local election candidates after Hope Not Hate linked one of them to the proscribed neo-Nazi group National Action and the white nationalist group Generation Identity and showed another as having posted racist and antisemitic content on social media. 
The party has one councillor, who sits on Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Richard Broughan, who was elected as a UKIP councillor in 2015, had previously been suspended from UKIP and suspended from a group of local independents before being expelled after a caution for assault.
Some former BNP figures who are unable to join UKIP have headed For Britain meetings, including former councillors and the expelled former election chief Eddy Butler. The party has been associated with a number of figures from the extreme right, including the Traditional Britain Group and Generation Identity.
In September 2018, the media personality Katie Hopkins and the Holocaust denier Ingrid Carlqvist spoke at For Britain's conference. The American author Robert Spencer, then banned from entering the UK, appeared via video. Before the conference, Hope Not Hate published results of an internal poll from the party, showing nearly half of For Britain's members supported a ban on imamigration from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Somalia.
Waters contested the 2018 Lewisham East by-election, receiving 266 votes (1.2% of the total) and losing her deposit. In April 2019, the For Britain candidate, Hugh Nicklin, came last in the Newport West by-election with 159 votes, a 0.7% share.
|Date of election||Constituency||Candidate||Votes||%|
|14 June 2018||Lewisham East||Anne Marie Waters||266||1.2|
|4 April 2019||Newport West||Hugh Nicklin||159||0.7|
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