Ukip leader Nigel Farage hinted that he may stand for election as an MP in the next few weeks.
A seat will become available after a former Conservative, Patrick Mercer, announced he is stepping down.
ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports.
Nigel Farage believes efforts to discredit him and his party are failing - and the polls suggest he may well be right.
Almost one third of Britons think that Ukip is a racist party, according to a new ITV News/ComRes poll.