Nigel Farage (right), Leader, UK Independence Party, is becoming a familiar face of television news and political interviews. In the June 2009 Election, his party will have to work hard to replicate and increase their considerable gains at the last European Elections. With the collapse of Labour in pre-election polling, the strengthening of the Conservation position and the rise of the BNP national socialists in Labour areas, the UK Independence Party faces competition from all sides.
The UK Independence Party reports:
During this year’s European election campaign, we are expecting a substantial increase in media coverage (see below for the national media appearances so far confirmed for the next 8 days). The party will also have a substantial advert published in the Daily Express on Friday. The first wave of UKIP billboards have now come down; our second wave is expected to be much bigger.
In addition to the national coverage listed below, dozens of local and regional media appearances are planned.
Thursday May 7th – Party Political Broadcast:
BBC 1 – 6.55 pm
BBC 2 – 5.55 pm
ITV – 6.25 pm
Channel 5 – 6.55 pm
Friday May 8th – Nigel Farage MEP on BBC ‘Breakfast Time’ television (time TBC).
Nigel Farage MEP on GMTV – 6.20 am
Gerard Batten MEP on BBC Daily Politics Show 12.00 pm
National campaign launch – to be covered by all major broadcasters
Daily Express feature by Nigel Farage MEP
Sunday May 10th – Nigel Farage MEP on ‘BBC1 Andrew Marr Show’ – 9-10 am
Monday May 11th – Nigel Farage MEP on BBC Radio 5 Live – 1 hour phone in show with Nicky Campbell
Party Political Broadcast for Wales
Tuesday May 12th – Party Political Broadcast:
BBC1 – 18:55 pm
BBC2 – 17:55 pm
ITV – 18:25 pm
Friday May 15th – BBC Radio 4 ‘Any Questions’ from Chichester.
Reminder – if you or anyone you know will not be able to attend a polling station on June 4th, you can register to vote by post. The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 19th May. You can find out more information and download a form here.
Can you help the campaign? If you are able to deliver leaflets, please contact your local branch or regional office (call 0800 587 6 587 if you do not have their contact details). You can donate to the campaign by clicking here.
Jonathan Arnott (UKIP General Secretary)