CHARLES Dodman took a break from his final campaigning efforts in Eddisbury to voice his concern for his former party leader Nigel Farage who was involved in a plane crash this morning.
The UKIP parliamentary candidate is spending this afternoon visiting polling stations across the constituency and he was shocked after hearing the news on the radio.
Speaking exclusively to The Chronicle from High Street in Tarporley, he said: “I hope Nigel is ok. It is a very risky business travelling by light aircraft.”
Mr Dodman, who is an accountant for a Wrexham-based firm, has been playing the numbers game as he attempts to attract some extra voters just hours before the polling stations close.
He added: “I have had a lot of good feedback. Two farmers told me that they had always voted Liberal Democrats but because they are anti-EU they are going to vote for me. We’ll have to see what happens later on.”
UKIP are favourites to finish in fourth, and last, place in this year’s election race, behind Stephen O’Brien (Con), Pat Merrick (Lab) and Bob Thompson (Lib Dems).
In 2005, Dodman’s predecessor Steve Roxborough registered just 2.9% of the vote with 1,325 votes overall.