Farage has now become so concerned about UKIP’s bad reputation that he is thinking of fielding a Libertas UK candidate in the Redbridge Council By-election on 23rd April. If Libertas UK perform well in this election he may well decide to field Libertas UK MEP candidates in June.
Libertas UK was registered by Bridget Rowe, UKIP Press Officer and very close friend of Nigel Farage, after Declan Ganley - founder of Libertas EU- rejected Farage’s offer of an electoral pact with UKIP. Ganley also rejected Farage’s request for a £6 million donation.
Rowe is listed as “leader” of Libertas UK on the electoral commission’s website register of political parties. The party’s address is given as 400 Main Road, Westerham Hill, in Kent, which is Bridget Rowe’s home.