Nigel Farage, Leader of the UK Independence Party, is in his home county of Kent today. The campaign follows success in the Eastleigh by-election last month, where Diane James came second with 28% of the vote. It's putting up around 2, 000 candidates for the local elections in May.
The UK Independence Party's Diane James, has described beating the Tories to take second place in the Eastleigh by-election was a "humongous" shock that represented a "seismic shift" in UK politics.
Conservative candidate Maria Hutchings polled 10,559 votes - more than 1,000 behind Ukip, which snatched huge chunks of the coalition parties' 2010 general election vote share, taking more than 27% of the total.
Nigel Farage has unveiled the candidate who will represent the UK Independence Party in Eastleigh by-election. Diane James from Surrey joined UKIP in 2010.