UKIP leader Nigel Farage has confirmed that he will stand for parliament in the 2015 general election.
Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, he said: "June 2014 we have a European election that is the day which I believe UKIP can cause an earthquake in British politics.
"I want to lead the party into that thereafter yes I will stand for a seat in 2015.
He added that his party was "not some little pressure group that will go away."
UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed a "sea change" in British politics as they gained more than 140 council seats in the local elections.
There is no question that the day belongs to UKIP and Nigel Farage. The party has gained over 100 seats and won about a quarter of the vote.
In an article for ITV News, the Conservative MP Adam Afriyie calls for a guarantee on an in-out EU referendum to deal with the UKIP threat.