The party's 'East Midlands constituency manager' Paul Oakden told the Leicester Mercury:
"In 2009, UKIP did not stand a single candidate in Leicestershire.
"We don't want a situation this time where people come to us after May 2 and say "I would have voted for you but you didn't have a candidate.
"Every day, we are gaining fresh people so it is an achievable goal to have a candidate in every seat.
"Will we take control at County Hall? Probably not, but we will take votes from the other three parties and that will play a major part in the results."Anything that will put the wind up the Tories has to be welcomed, but I share the puzzlement of my old friend, Simon Galton, the leader of the Lib Dem group at County Hall:
"I don't understand what their appeal is for councils.
"They want to take us out of Europe but they can't do that by winning seats at Leicestershire County Council."And I am not convinced by the response to this:
Mr Oakden said UKIP had policies relevant to local politics, such as opposition to raising council tax and holding county-wide referenda (sic) on issues such as the hunting ban.But what is the point of a Leicestershire referendum on hunting? It couldn't repeal the law.
I suppose you might vote to allow or ban hunting on council-owned land, but I doubt if that is what Mr Oakden has in mind.
The impression that UKIP's policy platform was drawn up by listening to a lot of angry men in pubs grows ever stronger.