Independent Police & Crime Commissioner candidate for the West Midlands, Mike Rumble, has joined UKIP.
Mike received nearly 13,000 votes in the shambolic PCC election earlier this year.
UKIP's West Midlands PCC candidate, Chairman of UKIP Dudley and PPC for Dudley North, Bill Etheridge, said:
I am delighted to announce that Mike Rumble who stood as an independent in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in the West Midlands (polling in excess of 12k votes) has joined UKIP. Mike is a man I have gained huge respect for since meeting him on the campaign trail and I am sure he will be a major boost to UKIP.