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:
|Yorkshire and the Humber||55||53||2|
(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)