UKIP won a seat on Bristol City Council for the first time as Mike Frost won the Hengrove seat with 31% of the vote ahead of Labour and the Conservatives.
UKIP's Chairman in Bristol, Steve Wood told ITV News that his party is "here to stay"
Full results from Bristol City Council:
The UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has told ITV West Country presenter Ian Axton that non-English speaking immigrants arriving in Bristol are a 'huge problem'. The UKIP Leader is in Bath for a rally tonight.
UKIP's party leader Nigel Farage will be in Bath today. He will be visiting the city as part of a fortnight long tour ahead of his campaign for the European Elections.
The Environment Agency says around 1,000 homes on the edge of Bridgwater are now at risk as the flooding crisis in Somerset deepens. Around 150 homes in nearby villages are currently affected.
Today the leader of UKIP called for a public inquiry into the flooding and said the Government should compensate victims.
A UKIP local election candidate for Somerset pictured making a supposed Nazi-style salute was in fact trying to grab a camera from his girlfriend, party leader Nigel Farage has said.
Mr Farage said he believed the explanation given by Alex Wood for the photo which appeared on the front of the Daily Mirror.
But Mr Wood, 21, remains suspended while police investigate his claims offensive comments added to the picture were made by other people after his account was "hijacked", a Ukip spokesman said.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage MEP says the party will "get rid" of an already suspended Somerset candidate if they find he has extremist views.
Alex Wood has denied being a racist after pictures emerged of him apparently making a Nazi salute on Facebook.
When Alex Wood, the suspended UKIP candidate for Blackmore Vale in the county elections for Somerset, was asked whether he was raising his hand in an alleged "Nazi" salute as was pictured on the front page of a newspaper, he said the photo had been misconstrued.
He said: "No I am not. The pictures that have appeared of me have been taken from a private Facebook account. These are not what they seem to be. First of all, the supposed salute was my left hand reaching for my friend's mobile phone.
He added: "She has made a statement which clears up the meaning of them.
"These statements are completely untrue, my Facebook has been hacked, this matter is being dealt with by the police."
He denied he has ever held any extreme right view.
He said: "Absolutely not. I see myself as a democratic libertarian. Racist, homophobic and fascists views absolutely disgust me. I am completely against such views. These statements are not mine."
Suspended UKIP candidate, Alex Wood, explains the story behind the controversial photos that have surfaced from his Facebook page.
Suspended UKIP candidate Alex Wood denies being a racist after pictures emerged of him allegedly making a nazi salute.
Mr Wood was the UKIP candidate for Blackmore Vale in Somerset for the local elections taking place later this week.