A member of the Polish aristocracy is hoping to cause a “political earthquake” when his new party stands candidates in Waltham Forest in May’s local elections.

Millionaire property tycoon Prince John Zylinski is planning to field candidates in several wards across the borough next month representing his new political party Polish Pride.

The 2016 London mayoral candidate is targeting areas of Waltham Forest with high Polish populations and hopes to win voters over with calls for minority rights and social cohesion.

Flagship policies include making “Europhobia” a criminal offence, offering full UK citizenship to EU settlers and building a national monument to Polish pilots who served in the Battle of Britain.

The party is also pledging to construct one million new homes across the capital, by utilising undeveloped land owned by organisations such as Transport for London (TfL).

“The Tories have given us Brexit and Labour have veered off to the left,” Prince Zylinski said.

“But our focus will be on the whole of London, we want to bring all of the different communities together.”

Born in London to a Polish aristocratic family, the prince won more than 13,000 votes in the last mayoral election, finishing eleventh out of twelve candidates.

He also made headlines during the 2015 General Election by challenging Nigel Farage to a sword duel in Hyde Park over his comments on immigration, an invitation the then-Ukip leader declined.

The prince now believes his party can win as many as 60 seats on councils across London, and its targeted strategy means it will need to poll little more than 2,000 votes to gain some form of representation on the capital’s local authorities.

“In my opinion, Nigel Farage and Ukip should be ashamed of the divisions that they have created within the UK, and I want all people to feel safe ahead of Brexit,” Prince Zylinski added.

“I intend to field up to 100 candidates in targeted wards in London where candidates can win seats by polling little more than two thousand votes.

“I believe we can achieve this by appealing not only to Poles, but by gaining broad support from all voters who back our call for respect for all minorities.

“I am hoping we can win at least 60 seats - that would be a political earthquake in this city.”