Nigel Farage’s successor is hoping to become the second Ukip MP as he bids to win the Stoke by-election next Thursday in the Brexit heartland.
Nuttall will use his first speech to the Ukip party conference to lay out his “New Path for Britain” as he plans to slash taxes by removing domestic energy bills from VAT.
Paul Nuttall will pledge to cut VAT on fish and chips
Mr Nuttall is expected to tell the conference: "People should not have to choose between heating and eating."
And the politician from Bootle will also fight to take fish and chips out of VAT, he will say. Under current rules the traditional British dinner carries a 20 per cent VAT charge.
The Ukip leader will also pledge to spend billions of pounds a year more on the NHS and social care and to focus more resources on mental health.
People should not have to choose between heating and eating
The party is hoping to snatch the by-election from under the noses of Labour and according to a former Labour campaigner, voters are “fed up” with Corbyn’s party.
Tariq Mahmood, who became disillusioned with the left-wing party politics, said the electorate’s response to the eurosceptic party had been positive.
Nuttall will make his first speech as Ukip leader at the party conference
He told the Express.co.uk: “Out of every 10 door knocks, I would say at least four have been pro-Ukip. I’ve been going out at least every second or third day to campaign for those votes.
“It has always been a dictatorial attitude with Labour, people are fed up and they want change.”
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Fish and chips is just one of the things on the agenda
Mr Nuttall will deliver his speech in Bolton today and will restate the party's commitment to an Australian style points-based system, but will say entry should be allowed on the twin premise of "aptitude and attitude" – stressing that immigrants should sign up to British values such as gender equality.
The speech, which is billed as directional rather than a detailed policy document, is an attempt by the Ukip leader to park his tanks on the Labour Party's lawn.