THE Ukip prospective parliamentary candidate for Fareham has been announced ahead of the general election next year.
Don Jerrard, a retired business lawyer, will stand against Tory and current Fareham MP Mark Hoban in May.
Mr Jerrard joined the party last year and has since finished second in the county council and district council elections.
He said: ‘It is a great honour and a big challenge to have the chance to get the best possible result for Fareham in next year’s elections.
‘I have always been opposed to the European Union and know that controlling immigration is the only way to deal with the problems of overdevelopment.
‘When I joined Ukip I found that the party shared my own strong views on equal educational opportunities for everyone, and my passionate belief in local democracy.
‘I am looking forward to meeting local residents over the coming months as Ukip tries to get back control of our own destiny.’