Ukip leader Nigel Farage has spent the month running up to the European elections criss-crossing the country campaigning for votes. Along the way, he has propped up a few bars, been egged on by his supporters and egged by his detractors.

IBTimesUK presents the booze and the boos: a selection of images from the Ukip campaign trail.

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9 April 2014: Nigel Farage arrives to speak at a Ukip public meeting at Old Basing Village Hall in Basingstoke, HampshireDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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9 April 2014: Nigel Farage drinks beer from a large glass at the Bolton Arms pub in BasingstokeDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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23 April 2014: Nigel Farage shares a joke with local Ukip candidates Mandy Boylett and Mark Chatburn as he meets locals and party officials during a visit to Yarm, near Stockton-on-TeesIan Forsyth/Getty Images
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23 April 2014: Nigel Farage pulls a pint of 'Proper Job' at a pub in YarmIan Forsyth/Getty Images
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23 April 2014: Nigel Farage meets locals during a visit to YarmIan Forsyth/Getty Images
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23 April 2014: Ukip leader Nigel Farage speaks at the Sage building in GatesheadIan Forsyth/Getty Images
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23 April 2014: English Defence League supporters chant before the start of a meeting where Nigel Farage spoke at the Sage building in GatesheadIan Forsyth/Getty Images
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23 April 2014: A woman holds an anti-Ukip poster at the Sage building in GatesheadIan Forsyth/Getty Images
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25 April 2014: The Ukip leader drinks his now customary afternoon pint of beer, after campaigning for votes in the European Elections in Sedgley, DudleyGetty
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25 April 2014: Nigel Farage leaves The Britannia Pub in Sedgely, after campaigning for votes in the West MidlandsChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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25 April 2014: Nigel Farage stands in the rain on the steps of Dudley Town HallChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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28 April 2014: A security guard asks Nigel Farage to leave the steps of Portsmouth's Guildhall, as he prepared to pose for pictures before addressing a press conferenceAFP
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29 April 2014: Demonstrators protest ahead of a Ukip meeting at The Forum in BathMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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29 April 2014: A demonstrator holds up an anti-Ukip leaflet behind the party's campaign director Neil Hamilton and his wife ChristineMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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29 April 2014 : Ukip supporters arrive to listen to Nigel Farage speak at The Forum in BathMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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29 April 2014: Anti-Ukip protesters hold up a sign outside The Forum in BathMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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29 April 2014: Nigel Farage talks to locals as he visits BathMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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29 April 2014: Nigel Farage enjoys a pint with Paul Alvis, the landlord of Volunteer Rifleman's Arms in BathMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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29 April 2014: The Ukip leader smokes a cigarette outside the Volunteer Rifleman's Arms in BathMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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30 April 2014: Nigel Farage attends a public meeting at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales. The party leader's walkabout in the city centre was cancelled due to security concernsMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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30 April 2014: Protesters wait for Nigel Farage to attend a public meeting in SwanseaMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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May 1, 2014: Ukip leader Nigel Farage is lead back to his car after after being hit with an egg thrown by a man who gave his name as Fred, an unemployed musician, in NottinghamChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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May 1, 2014: The man who threw an egg at Nigel Farage is restrained by a member of Ukip's security team. The man gave his name as Fred, an unemployed musicianChristopher Furlong/Getty Images