UKIP leader visits Spa on campaign trail

UKIP leader Nigel Farage
UKIP leader Nigel Farage
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The leader of an emerging British political party is set to visit Scarborough today, as his party seeks to gather support prior to the upcoming county council elections.

The leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, will appear at The Spa after arriving in an open top bus from 12pm.

Recently, UKIP gained a spot on Scarborough Borough Council, after a pair of Independent councillors switched allegiance.

Filey councillor Sam Cross and Derwent Valley representative Cllr Michael Jay-Hanmer both joined the party last week.

The emerging party is expected to field a candidate in every ward at the upcoming county-wide vote on May 2.

These include world-famous Scarborugh author Graham Taylor.

The author said there is an “open invitation” to residents to come along and meet the leader, who famously survived a helicopter crash on the day of the last General Election in 2010.

The following year, in March, the party held its Spring conference at the Spa in Scarborough.

And Cllr Cross, who is now the leader of the UKIP group on the council, said: “I’m delighted that one of the party leaders is coming to Scarborough.”

See The Scarborough News next week for full coverage of the event.