THE UK Independce Party will stand in 15 of the 19 wards in Warrington in May's local elections.

The group is hoping a surge in membership, which has seen a rise of 13,000 in the past year to bring the number of members to 32,500, will be replicated at the polling booth.

Geoff Siddall, from the UKIP Warrington branch, said: “UKIP are gaining strength as the British people wake up to what’s really going on in the country.

“UKIP is the right choice for town and country with its common sense values.

“At a local level we want to give the people of Warrington a choice.

“The choice to vote UKIP.

“When elected UKIP councillors will scrutinise and challenge the Labour controlled council and support and represent the people of Warrington.”