MEP Paul Nuttall is to chair the national UKIP conference beginning tomorrow (Fri) in Torquay.

Mr Nuttall, who is party chairman, has travelled down South to attend the two day conference which is expected to be a lively event particularly following the decision of UKIP leader Lord Pearson to stand down.

Lord Pearson took over the role last year after the previous Leader, Nigel Farage resigned to concentrate on his bid to become an MP and also as UKIP’s leader in Brussels.

The conference entitled, ‘A Positive Vision for the Future, features a number of prominent speakers, and members of the UK Independence Party will be travelling to the Conference Centre in the town from all over the country.