Former Tory party donor and insurance businessman Aaron Banks said that he increased his donation to Ukip from £100,000 to £1 million after allegations that former Conservative Foreign Secretary William Hague called him "a nobody".
UKIP have announced a donation of one million pounds from former Conservative Party donor Aaron Banks.
UKIP is holding its annual conference in Doncaster today and the party leader says he can win more seats in the West Country.
Nigel Farage says the party will be targeting resources on areas where it has the best chance of success in next year's general election. He says the European elections - when UKIP retained two MEPs in the region - showed there is strong support in the south west.
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.
Speaking to ITV West Country presenter Ian Axton, Ukip Leader Nigel Farage admitted he 'didn't know enough about Cornwall' on the issue of immigration in the county.
The Cornish comedian Jethro has said Cornwall 'can't cope' with the influx of immigrants, and Nigel Farage said he was 'probably right'.
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.
UKIP has tonight defended remarks made by a party activist from Exeter who has questioned what he describes as "the lunacy of multiculturalism'.
Our presenters Ian Axton and Kylie Pentelow interview our Political Correspondent Bob Constantine about the comments made by David Challice in a column in the Exeter Express and Echo.
UKIP has defended remarks made by a senior party official from Exeter who suggested women should stay at home - and questioned what he describes as "the lunacy of multiculturalism'.
In a column in the Exeter Express and Echo David Challice also referred to "cash-strapped Moslems" - saying should have multiple wives.
UKIP is holding its spring conference in Torquay. Hundreds of delegates have descended on the town amid intense media attention. The party has the South West firmly in its sights, looking to increase its presence on local councils and the number of seats it holds in the European Parliament.