Saturday, May 1

Lord Pearson backs the Conservatives

Lord Pearson, leader of UKIP, has written to a newspaper group in Somerset urging voters to support the Conservatives rather than his party's candidates. As previously reported, one of his candidates, Jake Baynes, refused to stand down when asked by UKIP to do so.

Interestingly, Niall Warry, a former UKIP supporter, is standing in Somerset and Frome, as well as a Ukip candidate.