Steve Crowther of UKIP
STEPHEN Crowther will be the UK Independence Party candidate for North Devon at the general election.
The 53-year-old is a former trade journalist and writer.
He ran an advertising agency in London which specialised in marketing technology.
The father-of-two lives in Heanton with his wife Caroline and grew up in the Bickington area of North Devon.
He said this year's election was going to be the most important and significant election for 100 years.
He claimed people were disillusioned with the political elite.
"This area has always been deeply sceptical about the EU and the people in Westminster and over the past 12 months they have been proved right about both."
Mr Crowther said UKIP was a serious contender in the election with a full range of policies.
These included increased spending on defence and above all removing the country from the European Union.
He said: "As a country we pay £45 million pounds every day to other member states of the European Union.
"Just think what could be achieved in North Devon with a fraction of that money."
● Learn more about Mr Crowther in next Thursday's North Devon Journal.
● The other North Devon candidates confirmed for the next general election, which many believe will happen in May, are: Nick Harvey (Lib Dem); Philip Milton (Conservative); Mark Cann (Labour); Rodney Cann (Ind); and Nigel Vidler (English Democrats).