UKIP leader Nigel Farage has responded to comments made by Foreign Secretary William Hague who has urged Tory supporters not to "waste" their vote on UKIP.
Mr Farage said: "Every time we get an insult from a senior Tory it helps us."
He added: "When you abuse us what you're doing is abusing the vast majority of the British public who want us to be a free independent country, that controls its own borders.
ITV News elections analyst Professor Colin Rallings says Labour will make gains in the local elections, but there will be surprises too.
A ComRes Poll for The Coalition for Marriage released on Tuesday night suggested that UKIP could win a staggering 22% of the vote.