Nigel Farage lost his campaign to win the Thanet South seat. Conservative, Craig Mackinlay was the successful candidate.
Many in the electorate had admitted they didn’t know who to vote for in the General Election May 7.
The emergence of UKIP with candidates standing in various parts of the country had changed the face of politics in the UK.
Their polices on immigration and the EU won them a great deal of support . Nigel Farage, UKIP leader, became ambitious and decided to stand for the Thanet South seat where he believed he would win.
Farage said his party could form part of a coalition government with the Conservatives and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party which, he added, would put him inside Parliament and in a position to debate the country’s issues.
However, he wanted guarantees from Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron that a referendum on Britain’s European Union membership would be held this year.
But it didn’t happen. Nigel Farage failed to win in Thanet South and resigned as leader of UKIP.
Before the election and back in Ramsgate, in the heart of Thanet South district ynuk.tv talked to locals and visitors about the Vote, Nigel Farage and the UKIP influence
Plus give us your view on whether young people should be given the vote
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