Ukip's Nigel Farage reckons his party will make a "significant breakthrough" in upcoming elections

 
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Farage is thought to be repositioning Ukip for a post-referendum world (Source: Getty)

Ukip's leader is feeling rather bullish about his party's chances in the upcoming local elections.

Nigel Farage reckons his party is about to make a "significant breakthrough" in next week's elections, held in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and London.

In fact, he said his party is the only one who has "a chance of winning seats in all four of them".

The party is battling to win more seats whilst also defending the 200 seats on English local authorities that it holds at current. It will also be standing in police and crime commissioner elections.

The party doesn't currently hold any seats in Scottish parliament, but Farage has tried to woo Scots with a lower drink driver limit, among other policies.

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And, according to polls, Ukip are on track to win seats in Wales.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Farage said that the elections on 5 May will act as a springboard for future success

Farage and his party have been labelled a "single issue" campaign, and it's thought Farage is trying to reposition the party for a post-referendum world.

"We have moved way beyond people voting Ukip as a protest, to send a message, and what we are seeing is a very strong consolidation of the Ukip vote," Farage said.

"People now want to vote Ukip in every possible form of election. We have made some big advances in councils over the course of the last couple of years.

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"And I do anticipate more of that on 5 May, but for me the big goal on 5 May is to win representation in the London Assembly, the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Irish Assembly.

"I think I am the only party leader who has got a chance of winning seats in all four of them."

To that effect, Farage has been trying to garner support by touring the country, including London.

During the interview Farage also said the decision to ban Suzanne Evans from the party was nothing to do with him, but added: "I don't think she behaved terribly well."

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