Statement from Ko Barclay - UKIP Donor and Director, KOIAN Limited: "Votes for UKIP are up from 3% to 13% of the votes since the last election, UKIP are now the third force in politics - it's important that this momentum is kept up.
"It is a shame that during the election that the EU issue took a back seat - it clearly wasn't on the forefront of voters minds. The power of the political union is the most insidious threat that Britain is facing in modern times, because it is not an obvious threat - the liberty of the country and it's people is at stake from Brussels' bureaucrats who want to impose their own version of laws on us without our consent.
"The EU debate will be a divisive issue for the Conservative party in the coming months leading up to the proposed referendum. I do not believe that there are enough EU sceptics within the Conservative party to ensure that we get a good chance of exiting the EU.
"Nigel Farage passionately believes in the anti-EU cause and this is an issue which needs clear and unwavering leadership. There is little doubt that he is the best man for the job."