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UKIP has announced its candidate to fight Nottingham South at next year's General Election.
Recently-retired Army officer David Hollas MBE has been chosen by the party to carry the UKIP banner next May.
He said: "I'm delighted to be fighting for UKIP and fighting for the people of Nottingham South. For too long we have had to put up with the same old parties - they are so similar you couldn't put a cigarette paper between them to separate them."
UKIP Nottingham City branch chairman Francesco Lari said: "Nottingham has long been in the grasp of a Labour Party which is increasingly losing touch with the working classes.
"I think the time has come for the Nottingham people to be represented both in Westminster and on the City Council by a party which cares about their everyday problems. We are very happy to have selected a very strong candidate as a PPC, and we are in the process of selecting an equally strong field for taking over the City Council."
Nottinghamshire MEP Margot Parker said: "David is a superb candidate and we will all be working hard on his behalf and indeed, on behalf of all our candidates in Nottingham and beyond."
Mr Hollas served for 35 years including operational tours in Northern Ireland, The Balkans and The Gulf, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel continuing the family tradition of full-time military service like his grandfather and father.
He was born in Nottingham and finished his education at Bramcote Hills Grammar School. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and commissioned initially into the Royal Corps of Transport, and has had postings and exercises worldwide.
His final Tour of Duty was as Commander Regional Recruiting for the East Midlands and East Anglia based out of Chilwell.
He has bought up his two children as a single father following the breakdown of his marriage in 1992. He has not remarried. His daughter lives and works close by in Nottingham, while his son continues the tradition and is a serving officer in an Armoured Regiment currently stationed in Germany.
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