Paul Lambert one of the best known figures in Westminster and a veteran of the BBC's political coverage has accepted the role of Director of Communications working with the UKIP media team. He will be an important addition to an expanding and professional team as UKIP gears up for next years' general election.
Mr Lambert said: "Over the past few years I have been following the work of UKIP and Nigel Farage and I feel that he is changing British politics for the better. I am delighted to be able to add my experience to his team. He has been one of the best, most hardworking and most normal political figures I have worked with, and trust me I have seen the lot".
"UKIP is today the place to be if you want to be a part of a party that is changing the face of British politics for the better, and providing a new, clear and honest voice".
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "I am delighted to welcome Paul to our team. Knowing him, and how effective he has always been in getting his message across he will fit UKIP like a glove. Drive, passion, hard work, honesty and immense good humour are the hallmarks of Paul. It'll be fun working with him".