[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 14 January, 2005, 21:56 GMT
Party will fight election seats
Robert Kilroy-Silk
Mr Kilroy-Silk resigned from UKIP last October
The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) says it will fight every seat in the South West at the general election.

The party sees the region as a strong prospect and campaigners are confident it can win one or two seats.

Members say the votes will be based on standing up for British independence and leaving the European Union.

An argument with former colleague Robert Kilroy-Silk led to a loss of financial backers and the party admits it damaged credibility with voters.

But Dick Morris, an election guru for former US president Bill Clinton who is now advising UKIP, said the episode has not been damaging, but purifying.

Mr Kilroy-Silk resigned from the party's group of MEPs in October.

Mr Morris said: "It makes it very clear that UKIP stands for something and not someone.

"If you vote for UKIP you're advancing an agenda which is British independence from the dominance of European bureaucrats and not the political career of a person."




SEE ALSO:
UKIP's secret weapon?
14 Jan 05 |  Politics
UKIP outspent Labour on EU poll
22 Dec 04 |  Politics
Candidate resigns over BNP link
20 Dec 04 |  Suffolk


RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific