|Leader||Anne Marie Waters|
|Founder||Anne Marie Waters|
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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". The Times described the 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 one of its local election candidates after Hope Not Hate linked him to the proscribed neo-Nazi group National Action and the white nationalist group Generation Identity. Some of the party's other candidates have been identified as having shared content from Nazi social media accounts, or to have posted racist, antisemitic and Nazi content. Waters contested the Lewisham East by-election, receiving 266 votes (1.2% of the total) and losing her deposit. The party has one councillor, who sits on Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Richard Brougham, 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.
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In September 2018, it was reported that media personality Katie Hopkins and the Holocaust denier Ingrid Carlqvist were booked to speak at the party's conference that year. Also expected was the American author Robert Spencer, then banned from entering the UK. 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 immigration from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Somalia.
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