(See bottom for Sunday Update)
The FT has an exclusive this evening which says Nigel Farage is to stand in Thanet South in the General Election in 2015.
But then they appear to get Thanet South a little mixed up with Thanet North...
For Margate (though not as I originally thought Ramsgate - thanks Joseph Dance) are of course in Thanet North.
Here's a map of Thanet South
Is it that the local MP is an avid supporter of wind farms (good on her) - and Mr Farage isn't? Possibly.
Is it that UKIP took almost double its national share of the vote in the 2010 General Election? Maybe
Is it that Kent appears to be a rich potential area for UKIP to target? - look at the 2013 County Council results
All good reasons. But I think there may be another factor.
Thanks to the quirk of Broadstairs being in the constituency, Thanet South is the closest constituency in the UK - to Brussels
Oh, the irony....
Nigel Farage has been on the TV today saying the constituency he has been considering is Folkestone.
Which isn't the nearest to Brussels
Nor is it nearest to France (that's Dover and Deal)
But as far as I can see... it is the nearest constituency in the UK to Strasbourg