UKIP has now passed 600 filled Westminster candidate slots, with 601 appointed Parliamentary candidates, at the last count.

18 of our 22 MEPs are standing.

2 of our candidates are defending their seats: Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless

11% of our candidates are women – admittedly we could do better here, but remember that UKIP chooses on merit alone, and on that basis we had a high score for our MEP selections.

557 of 572 English and Welsh seats are filled – 97.4%

And here is the regional breakdown of those selections:

Region Total Filled Unfilled
South East 83 81 2
Eastern 58 58 0
East Midlands 46 44 2
London 73 73 0
North East 29 25 4
North West 75 74 1
Northern Ireland 18 10 8
Scotland 59 33 26
South West 55 55 0
West Midlands 59 56 3
Yorkshire and the Humber 55 53 2
Wales 40 39 1
650 601 49

(Note: the 7 unfilled seats in Northern Ireland are part of a deliberate strategy not to stand against some Unionist candidates, which has been approved by the party for Northern Ireland only)

The pundits claim we will only get 5-8 seats. UKIP’s answer to that is:

“WATCH THIS SPACE!”

Data source: MyUkip.com (which you have to be registered for to view in full)

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