A list of names obtained by BuzzFeed shows that the Commission has in total rejected attempts to register 25 political party names since 2010.

The list also reveals that the Commission rejected the registration of “An Independence Party” on the basis that the name would be too similar to UKIP’s, despite allowing the registration of “An Independence From Europe”.

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