NEWLY adopted UKIP parliamentary candidate David Glossop officially opened the party’s new Dorchester headquarters.

Mr Glossop, who will contest the West Dorset seat at next year’s general election, opened the building that will also serve as the office of MEP William Dartmouth.

He was joined by members of UKIP’s Dorchester branch and other branches and was stopped by a number of passers-by and shoppers to discuss political issues.

Mr Glossop has now confirmed he will be holding a regular surgery session on Wednesdays at the office at 27a South Street from 11am to 2pm.