UKIP has chosen its prospective candidate for the Daventry constituency.
Nigel Wickens, 53, was selected by the party’s Daventry and South Northamptonshire Branch at a hustings in Nether Heyford on Thursday, December 5.
He will now prepare to contest the 2015 general election and challenge Daventry’s sitting Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris.
Mr Wickens has three sons who are working adults and a partner who is fully supportive of his political ambitions.
He said he wishes to serve his country and the British people by dedicating himself to the UKIP cause of leaving the EU and driving government policy to putting the needs of the British people first in all aspects of life in the country.
He has been a qualified football referee at local level and says his core interests are the environment and sustainability. A UKIP spokesman said: “Nigel recognises that some natural resources, particularly fossil fuels are finite and that renewable sources of energy as pursued today are inefficient. Nigel is a supporter of nuclear power generation and other sustainable forms of energy use. He supports the wider use of economical means of harnessing solar energy in new industrial and housing developments, and efficient insulation.”