Published: 09:00, 12 August 2014 |
Updated: 10:35, 12 August 2014
A campaign has been launched to stop UKIP leader Nigel Farage being elected as MP for Thanet South.
Thanet Stand Up To UKIP is a group that claims to be supported by trade unions, local people, Labour and the Green Party as well as gay rights and disabled activists.
The campaign has been launched even though UKIP has not officially announced Mr Farage is standing in the county.
Campaign co-ordinator Bunny La Roche said: "Local UKIP activists have said Farage is on the shortlist and that means he's bound to be chosen to run for Thanet South.
"We are dismayed - he is part of the establishment, a hard-right Tory. He tries to present himself as the man of the people, he's not. He will only look after the interests of his class - the rich and powerful."
Ms La Roche added she believes Mr Farage "has nothing to offer people of Thanet, except hatred, racism and bigotry".
Thanet Stand Up To UKIP is asking people to use their vote to "stop Farage".
It plans a campaign of "meetings, producing publications, protests, and cultural events to get our message across south Thanet until Election Day in 2015".
However, Tong Flaig from the Big News Margate blog said: "No doubt should Nigel Farage stand for election in Thanet he will of course be haunted by a ragbag of work-shy socialist 'workers' and 'activists' whose behaviour will range from borish to thuggish.
"To be bullied by self-righteous lefties every bit as obnoxious as any imaginary neo-Nazis is clearly going to colour UKIP's campaign."
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.