UKIP leader Nigel Farage will be in Croydon this afternoon drumming up support ahead of Thursday's local and European elections.

His visit – which is set to take the form of a mini carnival including a steel band – will take place outside the main entrance to the Whitgift Centre, North End, from 2.30pm.

Mr Farage is expected to make a speech to appeal to voters and address criticisms that some party members are racist.