General election 2015: South Thanet constituency candidates

Zebadiah Abu-Obadiah - Al-Zebabist Nation of Ooog

Nigel Askew - Reality Party

Ruth Bailey - Manston Airport Independent

Grahame Birchall - United Thanet

Ian Driver - Green

Nigel Farage - UKIP

Craig Mackinlay - Conservative

Dean McCastree - Independent

Al Murray - Independent

Will Scobie - Labour

Russ Timpson - Liberal Democrats

Ukip is putting the Kent constituency of South Thanet on the map. Depending on your politics, that's not necessarily a good thing.

Polls suggest it's a three-horse-race between the Conservative, Ukip and Labour candidates in a knife-edge campaign that symbolises the uncertainty of the whole general election, which looks likely to produce a hung parliament and another coalition government.

Ukip, a right-wing party led by its South Thanet candidate Nigel Farage, is divisive by nature. As a result, South Thanet is a community divided. Attacks, vandalism and accusations of making South Thanet a laughing stock plague the election.

In the first in a series of films from marginal constituencies in the 2015 general election, IBTimes UK goes to South Thanet to see the bitter campaign first hand.