Thanet: Former UKIP headquarters building in Ramsgate put up for sale

The UK Independence Party’s former offices in Ramsgate have gone on the market.

The UKIP offices in King Street are set to go under the hammer with auctioneer iamsold, with a guide price of £55,000.

The premises comprises a reception area at the front, with a large sales area behind and a kitchenette and toilet towards the rear.

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The office is being sold under the “modern method of auction”, which means all prospective buyers can make offers on the property by placing bids online.

The seller will have set a reserve price, the minimum they will allow the property to sell for, and an end date for the auction.

Prospective buyers then compete against each other by increasing their bids until the auction expires.

KentLive has contacted the Thanet branch of UKIP to ask if the sale of their offices means the party will no longer take part in local politics.

UKIP’s chequered history in Thanet

Thanet was once considered a UKIP stronghold, and is the only district in the UK to have ever had a UKIP-led council.

Plus, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage stood in the 2015 general election in South Thanet, and was only narrowly beaten by Conservative Craig Mackinlay.

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Thanet District Council was controlled by UKIP under the leadership of Chris Wells from 2015 until 2018, when the party split over Manston Airport and the Conservatives took control.

A number of the former UKIP councillors split and formed the Thanet Independents group, while some defected to the Conservatives and some continued to serve as independents.

In the last district council elections in 2019 UKIP officially fell from grace as only three people stood to represent the party and none were elected.

To view the listing for the property online, press here.

Article Source: Kent Live