Party Leader Nigel Farage has been selected by local Party members as UKIP’s South Thanet candidate for the upcoming general election. The hustings were held in Ramsgate where members voted to have him represent their local area.
Nigel Farage said, “Having represented this area in the European Parliament since 1999 I know the problems the local community faces. In the past I have fought this very seat at the General Election and look forward to doing that again. It is fantastic to stand in Kent where I have been a lifelong resident.
“With recent polling showing that UKIP can win the South Thanet seat in May, I look forward to the forthcoming campaign where we can set out a positive vision, for a free and independent Britain outside of the EU.
"We can't for one moment afford to be complacent because we swept the board in 2013 and we swept the board here in 2014.
"We did and that was magnificent. But don't think that the heavy artillery from the Conservative and Labour parties will not be fired on this constituency.
"They will, they will, they will try very, very hard. They don't want UKIP breaking through into Parliament and they most certainly do not want me breaking through into Parliament.
"Somebody said I'm David Cameron's worst nightmare. Well, that's not good enough. I want to be Ed Miliband's worst nightmare, too."
“Come and join the People’s Army in Thanet where together we can create history.”
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