UKIP’s prospective member of parliament for Stevenage was selected for the role on Tuesday.

Members voted in Christopher Vickers who will run for MP for the constituency in 2015.

The 29-year-old lives in Stevenage and works for an IT company in London.

He also serves as an Army reservist in the 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment and has been on operational tours of duty in Iraq and has served as a United Nations peacekeeper in Cyprus.

On being selected, Mr Vickers said: “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to represent UKIP in the upcoming General Election. We must now move forward and hit the ground running. Stevenage is a winnable seat for UKIP, so we will get out there and start campaigning on the doors. It is my aim, that every door in the constituency will be knocked on by my team and I. This election is not just about me, it is about the people. I will say what I believe and will not give you any nonsensical spin. With me, what you see is what you get.”