The European Elections will be held on June 4th. 2.7 million people voted for the United Kingdom Independence Party in 2004. The coming election will be a vital one for the party.
With immigration and the recession inextricably linked, can the party continue to make a strong showing or has it had its day as a political force?
Candidate Clive Broad is doing his level best to promote the cause. Each morning he drives his UKIP van up and down the A13 before going to his company, Daybreak Windows in Stanford-le-Hope.
YourThurrock spoke to Kelly Smith and Clive Broad about their campaign.