All hail to the Al

As General Election fever continues to grow (sort of) and UK politics gets even more bizarre, news reaches us of an exciting new candidate whose name will be on the ballot paper on 7 May.

You may be aware that UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has chosen South Thanet in Kent as the seat  he believes he has his best chance of becoming an MP.  

It is currently represented by a Conservative, Laura Sandys, who has chosen to stand down at the end of the current Parliament - no doubt part of Mr Farage's calculation.

But this afternoon it has emerged that he will face a very different challenge very much from right field.

Yes, believe it not Al Murray - The Pub Landlord himself - has agreed to put himself forward in South Thanet in a direct challenge to that other self-proclaimed man of the people.  

He'll be standing for the Free United Kingdom Party - or FUKP. 

You see, politics CAN be fun! 

UPDATE: You can now watch the Pub Landlord's campaign launch video by clicking HERE.   And it really is worth a look...