UKIP leader Nigel Farage's influence over his party
9 February 2012 Last updated at 13:43 GMT
UKIP leader stood down to challenge Speaker John Bercow at the last general election but took over again after replacement Lord Pearson was not seen as a runaway success.
The Daily Politics' own Farage look-alike Giles Dilnot examined claims that UKIP is just a one-man band. He looks back through the archives and speaks to former UKIP candidate and Conservative MP George Eustice.