UKIP fielding over 530 candidates at the upcoming English council elections

UKIP is pleased to declare that it will be fielding over 530 candidates in the English local elections.

The final figure will be known shortly.

This is a remarkable achievement given that just six weeks ago UKIP was thought to be on the edge of collapse.

UKIP’s Interim Leader Gerard Batten MEP said:

“Our branches, activists and members have found fresh heart and motivation and are back in the fight.

“Six weeks ago we had no local election campaign planning in place.  In a short space of time, the Party has rallied and organised a respectable number of candidates.

“We will be campaigning hard to retain those seats we are defending, and fighting to win some new ones.

“Whatever the final result, UKIP is firmly back on the political map.”