UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is heading to Thanet

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is due to visit Thanet today.

The former history lecturer, who is MEP for the North West areas including Merseyside, will join candidates on the campaign trail in Margate, Broadstairs and Palm Bay.

He is also expected to speak at a party meeting this evening at the Walpole Bay Hotel.

Mr Nuttall is backing UKIP members standing for the Kent County Council elections on May 4.

Former leader and face of UKIP, Nigel Farage, is also due to visit the isle on April 21.