UKIP leader Nigel Farage could go for Folkestone and Hythe constituency at 2015 election
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has revealed that he could stand in Folkestone and Hythe at the next general election.
The MEP has previously side-stepped questions about where he may stand when voters go to the polls in 2015.
But in an interview on the Andrew Marr show today, he disclosed that he was weighing up whether to contest the constituency held by Conservative Damian Collins.
He did so after being questioned about media reports that he was eyeing up the Thanet South seat held by the pro-European Conservative MP Laura Sandys.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage could stand in Folkestone and Hythe at the next general election
Asked if those reports were true, he said: "I read all that stuff and it is the last thing on my mind...I was actually thinking about Folkestone but I am not going to say where I am standing or where I am thinking of standing [until after the European elections]".
Mr Farage said the party would, however, be focusing heavily on areas where they took seats in the county council elections in May - implying Kent, where they took 17 seats from the Conservatives - will be a key battleground.
"Our focus is on getting MPs into Westminster because if we do, then there really will be a referendum on Europe."
If Mr Farage was to stand in the county, it would put Kent at the centre of the election battle, with the country's future in Europe likely to be a dominant issue.