Such has been the rapid growth in the number of UKIP candidates that both the party heirachy and the general public have been having difficulty in identifying one candidtate from another, let alone remembering their names or even, at a glance, knowing whether they are associated with the party or not.
Each candidate has therefore been required to design a distinctive individual make-up pattern. A large consignment of egg shells has been delivered to the UKIP headquarters, on which every candidate will be required to paint replica of their individual design and these painted shells will then be displayed in a gallery.
Juggling, throwing buckets of confetti over each other or riding unicycles has not yet been made compulsory for candidates but wearing wigs and oversized shoes is encouraged, as is driving a car with the doors falling off whilst canvassing. Any candidate observed making Nazi salutes will however be expelled and their eggshell ritually smashed.
There is no truth in the rumour that Boris Johnson has been allowed to join. "Wearing a funny wig is one thing, but looking like that is totally over-the-top" said a party spokesman. "We would not welcome Mr Johnson; this is a serious politcal party."