UKIP leader vists town on campaign trail

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The leader of a fast-growing political party has visited Scarborough as part of a pre-election whistle-stop tour of the country.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage met fisherman in West Pier, as his campaign bus spent the morning in the town.

Golden Grid .Salmon .pic Richard Ponter 131507a

Golden Grid .Salmon .pic Richard Ponter 131507a

The visit is part of a big push by the party to make inroads into local government ahead of the region-wide vote on May 2.

The party is fielding an unprecedented number of candidates in North Yorkshire, and there will only be two borough wards that won’t have a UKIP candidate contesting them.

See below for an interview with Mr Farage.