NIGEL Farage has denied receiving any funding for his Brexit Party from businessman Arron Banks, as anti-Brexit campaigners reveal billboard adverts against his party - including in Taunton.

The former Ukip leader has been targeted by a series of billboards taking aim at him by highlighting past statements he and his candidates have made.

Photos show the billboards in place at locations including Taunton, Coventry and Neath in South Wales, with slogans such as "attack the NHS" and "less maternity pay" next to comments attributed to Brexit Party members.

The Taunton billboard, in East Reach, features a quote attributed to Mr Farage, saying: "The European Parliament, in their foolishness, have voted for increased maternity pay."

The billboard in Coventry cites a quote Mr Farage gave during a speech where he said: "We need to move to an insurance-based system of healthcare."

They all feature the Brexit Party branding and logo.

The group Led by Donkeys wrote on Twitter: "Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage hasn't written a manifesto so we've done it for him, based on statements by him and his candidates.

"Billboards going up across the country this week."

Earlier on Thursday, Mr Farage visited a nightclub favoured by the cast of TV show The Only Way Is Essex.

He was welcomed by Mick Norcross, owner of the Sugar Hut nightclub in Brentwood, and boxer Dereck Chisora came to show his support.

Mr Farage told a crowded room: "The only way is Brexit."