Barnet UKIP's chair has called out the party's "poor campaign" and will endeavour to challenge in the council elections.

Karl Khan, chair of Barnet UKIP, has said his party ran a "very poor campaign" nationally, calling out former leader Paul Nuttall who he said "appeared to do nothing right."

Mr Khan has also said the party will endeavour to challenge in all 63 local council seats, with elections to be held in May 2018.

He said: "The party nationally is in turmoil however, we as a local branch must understand that we seek to represent the people who live and work in Barnet and we must therefore continue to communicate with, educate and also serve the local population."

He added: "UKIP Barnet is entitled to stand 63 candidates and we aim to get 63 UKIP candidates on the ballot.

"This will be a mission, however, I strongly believe that by the time May 2018 comes around people will be ready for a change and will be receptive to UKIP as a credible alternative."

Mr Khan also said he hopes Nigel Farage, or "Mr Brexit", will return as party leader, as he feels this will reenergise and give the party "a fighting chance".

UKIP candidate Andrew Price, in Finchley and Golders Green, received 462 votes, and Hendon candidate Sabriye Warsame received 568 votes on June 8.