Yes, she is only a town councillor, but she also hopes to be elected to Charnwood Borough Council for one of the town's wards at the same time.
Diane Horne explains her move:
"I'm not against Europe but I am for the British people having control of the country.
"I am not against all immigration but I am against illegal immigration and I think that a person coming here should already have a job to and should be paying taxes.
"UKIP seemed to make sense to me. I thought about not standing at all but I have been serving this community for more than nine years and I didn’t want that to go to waste."