On the surface Great Yarmouth might appear an ordinary seaside town on the east coast of England, but it is here that the first tremors of a potential political earthquake are being felt.

People across Britain are heading to the polls this May, and the UK Independence Party are hoping to make a big impact. With their anti-EU mantra, Ukip are favourites to win the European Elections, but it is the local elections taking place up and down the country where real footholds could be made.

Last year's local elections saw Ukip leap from having eight council seats to 147, making great strides in Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. The party are hoping for even bigger gains this time around in these areas of eastern England, and if the party is to break into Westminster in 2015, then it needs to become a domestic force in places like Great Yarmouth.