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UKIP Farage: A handful of our candidates embarrassed us

Local elections in England and Wales are being held on Thursday 2 May and the Today programme is hearing from senior members of political parties.

Speaking to the Today programme's John Humphrys, UKIP's leader, Nigel Farage, admitted: "We have had a handful [of candidates] that have embarrassed us mostly because they simply have not told us the truth," referring to what he called "odd" views held by people associated with the party.

"It doesn't look very pretty," he admitted.

Mr Farage went on to outline his party's polices on tax and party membership, among other topics.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 30 April 2013.

  • 30 Apr 2013