WATCH: Nigel Farage arrives in Clacton for Brexit Party rally

Nigel Farage's visit to Clacton was the main interest in the European election in the East of Englan

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

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 EDGE

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

Nigel Farage is in Clacton today for a Brexit Party rally Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: 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 GEATER

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

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


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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 EDGE

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

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

Clacton seafront is getting busier as crowds wait for Nigel Farage to arrive Picture: PAUL GEATER

Clacton seafront is getting busier as crowds wait for Nigel Farage to arrive Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: PAUL GEATER

Hundreds of people are at Clacton seafront for the rally Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Hundreds of people are at Clacton seafront for the rally Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: RACHEL EDGE

Nigel Farage campaigned for Douglas Carswell in Clacton in 2014 - now he's back in town with his Bre

Nigel Farage campaigned for Douglas Carswell in Clacton in 2014 - now he's back in town with his Brexit Party rally. Picture: STEFAN ROUSSEAU, PA - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Brexit Party will be contesting the European Election. Picture: RACHEL EDGE

The Brexit Party will be contesting the European Election. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: RACHEL EDGE

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