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WATCH: Nigel Farage arrives in Clacton for Brexit Party rally

PUBLISHED: 13:33 24 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:01 24 April 2019

Nigel Farage's visit to Clacton was the main interest in the European election in the East of England. Picture: JOE GIDDENS/PA WIRE

Nigel Farage's visit to Clacton was the main interest in the European election in the East of England. Picture: JOE GIDDENS/PA WIRE

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has arrived in Clacton to launch his new group's European election campaign in the East of England.

The Brexit Party's Nigel Farage has spoken to supporters at Clacton seafront Picture: RACHEL EDGEThe Brexit Party's Nigel Farage has spoken to supporters at Clacton seafront Picture: RACHEL EDGE

He is holding a rally in front of Clacton Pier in a bid to evoke memories of one of his greatest political triumphs when UKIP won the Clacton parliamentary seat in a by-election in 2014.

Mr Farage is expected to unveil the party's seven MEP candidates for the region at the event – and has been promising a “star name” at the head of the list.

Nigel Farage is in Clacton today for a Brexit Party rally Picture: RACHEL EDGENigel Farage is in Clacton today for a Brexit Party rally Picture: RACHEL EDGE

It is already known that one of the candidates will be June Mummery of the Lowestoft Fish Market Alliance – one of the loudest voices against the Common Fisheries Policy of the EU.

His launch comes the day after Change UK, formed by The Independent Group of MPs who left the Labour and Conservative Parties earlier this year, unveiled their candidates for seats across the country.

Crowds are waiting for Nigel Farage to arrive in Clacton Picture: PAUL GEATERCrowds are waiting for Nigel Farage to arrive in Clacton Picture: PAUL GEATER

Other parties have also unveiled their candidates – whose nominations all have to be published by 4pm tomorrow.

Opinion polls suggest that the Brexit Party could be set for a good result in the European Elections – it has been formed with the sole aim of pulling the UK out of the EU and has attracted the support of most of those voted to Strasbourg under the UKIP banner five years ago.

Hundreds of people have turned out to see Nigel Farage Picture: RACHEL EDGEHundreds of people have turned out to see Nigel Farage Picture: RACHEL EDGE

The party has also announced that former Conservative minister Anne Widdecombe is to be a candidate in the south east of England.

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