Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage said his party is gaining momentum in the Stoke Central by-election
The former Ukip leader joined his successor Paul Nuttall who is standing in the Stoke Central by-election to canvass support.
Stoke has been dubbed “the capital of Brexit" after almost 70 per cent backed Leave in the historic referendum.
A Leave.EU poll suggested Paul Nutttall was six points ahead of Labour
And a recent poll by Leave. EU suggested that Mr Nuttall is six points ahead of Labour after Jeremy Corbyn's candidate Gareth Snell branded Brexit “a pile of sh**" on Twitter.
The Tories have also put up a Remain supporter Jack Brereton and appear to be lagging a distant third to Mr Nuttall and Labour.
After a day of campaigning, Mr Farage said: “My sense is that there is real momentum here behind the Ukip campaign in Stoke Central."
Jeremy Corbyn's candidate Gareth Snell tweeted that Brexit was 'a pile of sh**'
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Mr Nuttall wants Ukip to become the “party of the patriotic working class" and believes a victory in Stoke could open the floodgates in the north and Midlands as voters abandon Jeremy Corbyn's hard left Labour Party.
The by-election was called after former Labour MP Tristram Hunt resigned his seat to become director of the V&A Museum.