UKIP parliamentary and council candidate Steve Ingram is ‘immensely proud’ to have stood for a party that offers a different view.
Mr Ingram, 50, attracted 4,148 votes in the City of Chester parliamentary seat and 1,054 votes in the Blacon council seat.
Although unelected, Mr Ingram saw an estimated 9% swing from Labour to UKIP in the Labour stronghold of Blacon.
He said: “In relation to the result for the parliamentary seat I will look back on this day with immense pride for having the guts to stand.
“The current political system is nothing more than a pretentious, theatrical show - the same ideologies continuing unquestioningly with EU membership.”
He said UKIP leader Nigel Farage had made a major contribution to the party in spite of his failure to capture the South Thanet seat which has now led to his resignation. It was ‘a matter for him’ if he sought to regain the leadership at a later stage.