UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has announced that Cllr Peter Reeve is to retain the role of UKIP Local Government spokesman.
Mr Reeve, a long standing County, District and Parish Councillor in Cambridgeshire and supporter of the Grassroots Out campaign, said: "Rumours of my death are slightly premature. I am delighted that Nigel has asked me to continue my role in promoting the policies of the party within local government and building the presence of genuinely independent-minded Councillors throughout the country.
"We have 4,000 council seats to fight in May and we are looking forward eagerly to the challenge. At a time when local authorities have less power and less money than ever before, but have greater responsibility, it is vital that UKIP Councillors get elected to provide some plain common sense in the the town and county halls of England".
“If Nigel believes GO is the best package then I’m happy to get behind them. I won’t be putting my name down for Vote Leave," said Mr Reeve.