Rotherham public explain why they voted UKIP
23 May 2014 Last updated at 15:57 BST
UKIP have made major gains on Rotherham Council, though Labour retains control.
The party won 10 of the 21 seats up for election taking seven from Labour, two from the Conservatives and holding a seat it won in a by-election last year.
BBC Radio 5 live's Rowan Bridge visited the South Yorkshire town to find out why people were voting for the party.
One unemployed man told him, "I'm not racist, but I think there is far too big an influx of foreign people in this country."