UKIP leader Nigel Farage believes Portsmouth’s seats are for the taking after his party clinched victory in Clacton last night.
Speaking to The News, Mr Farage said voters are ‘cheesed off’ with the political class and are desperate for change.
‘Ukip has shown it can win first past the post and that if you vote Ukip, you get Ukip.
‘It makes those seats in Portsmouth worth winning than ever before.’
‘People want change. People are cheesed off with the political classes and want genuine change.
‘You can’t distinguish between the other parties. They all have different colours but all have similar people.’
Mr Farage was speaking after Douglas Carswell became the UK’s first Ukip MP
Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Portsmouth’s Lib Dem group leader, said: ‘Ukip are a group of people for whom life is very difficult in this country.’
Cllr John Ferrett, the city’s Labour group leader, said Ukip wasn’t the solution to the country’s problems and only has one policy - that being on immigration.