Thurrock UKIP did stunningly well in the whole of the south of Essex and so it was obvious that their leader, headed to the borough to congratulate the troops.
Mr Farage was met by director of policy, Tim Aker as well as the new councillors, Jan Baker, Chris Baker, Maggie Ray, Graham Snell and Roy Jones.
In a media scrum, Mr Farage said: “This is a fantastic result and there is still a day and an evening to go in the local elections and then the european count on Sunday.
“If they doubted that we are not here to stay then they will believe us now. What Essex and Thurrock shows is what you can do with a great local team working hard.