Goldsmith, Sir James (1933 - 97)
- Goldsmith, Sir James (Photo: Horgen)
Established the "British Referendum Party" to take part in the 1997 UK elections. Received few votes, but succeeded in obtaining promises from the other parties to have a referendum before Britain could join the single European currency.
In 1999 the United Kingdom Independence Party had three MEPs elected to the EU Parliament, they increased to 12 members in 2004 and 24 in 2014.