Delegates from all over the country will be arriving in Southport this week for the UK Independence Party’s national conference.
It will be the first national political conference to be held in the town’s waterfront Conference Centre.
The event – “Building on Success”- takes place on Friday and Saturday and will be officially opened by the deputy mayor of Sefton, Cllr Maureen Fearn.
Party chairman, Paul Nuttall said today that he was confident that it would be the best conference ever held by the party.
“As I am the MEP for the North West I am particularly delighted that UKIP agreed with my suggestion that it should be held here.
“This is a very important time for us. We did spectacularly well in the Euro elections, knocking Labour into third place, and now we are determined to do well in the forthcoming General Election and local council elections,” he said.
“We are no longer a single issue party and we have a raft of policies covering all the major issues, such as education, defence crime and health.
“More and more people are turning to UKIP and we are rapidly growing in strength with new branches opening every month,” said Mr Nuttall.
The key note conference speech will be delivered by Party Leader Nigel Farage, MEP, at noon on Friday.