Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage attempted to dazzle Dartford voters this afternoon as part of a series of public appearances across Kent ahead of tomorrow's European Elections.

The former UKIP leader pulled up to the Kent town in a double decker bus shortly before 1pm and was greeted by a number of avid supporters holding branded balloons and signs.

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The "Brexit Bus"

Speaking to News Shopper about the controversial candidate's visit, Dartford resident Laura Waghorn said it was a welcome surprise to see Farage walk the town's streets.

"I think it's quite good because I think he's the only candidate I’ve seen come and visit the area," she said.

Walking down the High Street, Farage welcomed a number of requests for selfies and other comments from members of the public before stopping near Lowfield Street to sign autographs.

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Farage met with a number of eager advocates near Lowfield Street

Responding to questions from reporters regarding tomorrow's vote, Mr Farage said: "Kent, you know, is a big leave county but as far as tomorrow is concerned, I don’t think we're going to change anyone's mind or persuade anybody of anything.

"But what we have to try and do is turn out, get enthusiasm and to make people think it's worth voting.

"Just before we launched the party, millions of Leavers were saying 'what’s the point?', 'what's the point of ever voting again?', 'they’ve not done what we’ve asked'.

"What we’ve tried to do with the Brexit Party is to turn that anger into something positive and optimistic."

Touching on his recent visit to Newcastle Upon Tyne last week in which a member of the pubic threw a milkshake at him during a walkthrough in Northumberland Street, Mr Farage claimed he is more concerned about the abuse Brexit Party supporters are being met with during canvassing.

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Nigel Farage met with a number of reports, including News Shopper, during his Dartford visit

"You know, people are coming up to them in the street using the F-word, using the C-word, calling them Nazis.

"We’ve got a discourse here that’s really bad and really wrong.

"There is a small but very militant group of Remainers now in the country and this has happened because a lot of our leaders just haven’t accepted the referendum result.

"For a democracy to work properly, in a civilised way, the loser has to accept they’ve lost the election and this is part of the problem we’ve got," he said.

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Signing autographs

When asked how his party's Brexit policies would benefit towns such as Dartford, Farage said: "My view in a big way is we’ve got 5.4 million people in this country who are self-employed, acting as sole traders and nobody in our government is speaking for them at all.

"Freed from the European Union, a British parliament could make their lives a bit easier."

After speaking with staff at a local supermarket, Farage boarded the party's colloquially named "Brexit Bus" before making his way towards Gravesend and Rochester.