HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07:  John Leathley, chair of the North east Young Independents, addresses delegates during the UK Independence Party North East conference on February 7, 2015 in Hartlepool, England. Hartlepool will play a key role in UKIP plans to gain seats at the General Election this coming May potentially offering the party an opportunity for a regional breakthrough.  (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)