Doncaster UKIP HQ re-opens as Polish advice centre

UKIP leader Nigel Farage addresses his supporters in Doncaster at the party's annual conference.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage addresses his supporters in Doncaster at the party's annual conference.

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The former Doncaster offices of UKIP have re-opened - as an advice centre for Polish people.

The office in East Laith Gate, which was used by the party for campaigning during this year’s General Election re-opened earlier this month as a help centre for Eastern Europeans.

The building is still decked out in the Eurosceptic party’s purple colours but a notice in the window in Polish now offers help to people from the country with assistance in filling out benefit forms and dealing with housing issues.

The centre also offers help with bank, school and medical assistance as well as booking air tickets, photocopying and printing.

The party set up a base in East Laith Gate - the first time UKIP has had a permanent office in town - earlier this year to fight both the General Election and Doncaster Council elections.

The shop was emblazoned with voting leaflets and posters of leader Nigel Farage in the run-up to polling day but the shop - between the Shabir Inidan restaurant and Spices kebab takeaway - was cleared out shortly after the election.

UKIP secured more than 28,000 votes in Doncaster at the General Election, finishing second in both Doncaster Central and Ed Miliband’s Doncaster North constituency and third in Don Valley.

The party won one seat but polled nearly four million votes on election day.

It has two seats on Doncaster Council - Jessie Credland in the Hatfield ward and Clive Stone who won a seat in the Rossington and Bawtry ward.

The party has held its last two national conferences at Doncaster Racecourse.