ITV Meridian

Annual Pride parade in Oxford

The sun was out and there was music playing in Oxford today when the annual Pride parade made its way through the city's streets.

Nigel Farage

UKIP - Strength to strength

It's the fastest growing party here in the UK and today dozens of people gathered for the UKIP REgional Conference in the South East.

Live updates

National

Farage 'no shoo-in' as he aims for South Thanet seat

Ukip leader Nigel Farage confirmed he has thrown his "hat in the ring" to stand for the South Thanet seat at next year's General Election, but insisted, "I'm no shoo-in".

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has confirmed he wants to stand for the South Thanet seat at next year's General Election.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has confirmed he wants to stand for the South Thanet seat at next year's General Election. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Farage, who previously hinted he would stand for election "somewhere near the sea," wrote in The Independent, "There will be hustings in the constituency the week after next at which the branch will decide who they wish to represent them".

Rdx0bgtj_normal

I am no shoo-in for South Thanet but I have thrown my hat in the ring http://t.co/RZS3Tf7VBg

"It may seem silly to some that the leader of a party would have to go through the process of being approved and selected but, I assure you, rank means nothing in Ukip," he said, adding, "I think I stand a good chance of winning".

Advertisement

Advertisement

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories