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Nigel Farage told Good Morning Britain there is "not one ounce of complacency from me" after he was selected to stand in the South Thanet seat for Ukip at next year's general election.
"I'm not pretending for one moment that it's going to be easy, but Ukip is offering something different and distinctive," Farage said.
Asked if he would stand down as leader if the party fails to win a single seat at the election, Farage reiterated his comments from last night.
"If we'd failed in the European elections I would have stood down, if we fail next year the party will pick someone better than me, but do you know what? That ain't going to happen," he said.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage also moved a step closer to Parliament tonight, when he was formally chosen as the party's candidate for South Thanet at the general election.
Staking his position in the party on the line, he told supporters, UKIP would win seats next year or he will have failed as leader, and would quit.
ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen Reports:
The Labour Party has said that Ukip "doesn't share" Britain's values, as Nigel Farage has been announced as his party's choice to stand for Parliament in South Thanet, Kent.
After accepting the Ukip local party officials nomination as candidate to stand in the South Thanet seat in next year's general election, Nigel Farage told the audience:
Following his speech, Mr Farage smiled broadly as he walked past branch members to applause and chants of "Nigel, Nigel, Nigel".
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has been selected by local party officials as their candidate to stand in the South Thanet seat in next year's general election
Nigel Farage has arrived at the South Thanet hustings where Ukip members will decide who they want to represent them for the 2015 General Election in the ward.
Nigel Farage has tweeted that he is "looking forward" to tonight's hustings in South Thanet, where he hopes to be selected as a UK Independence Party candidate for next year's General Election.
Earlier this month, Mr Farage confirmed he had 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".