Alan Piper, the Ukip candidate for Barrow and Furness, made the comparison in an interview on Newsnight, and claimed politicians like Mr Farage are “few and far between”.
He said: “I think Nigel Farage is the most honest man I’ve seen in politics for a lot of years.
“Prior to that, Enoch Powell, arguably – he was not afraid to hold his line even though the rest of the world was crashing around him.
“They’re very few and far between.”
A legendary and infamous Conservative politician, Enoch Powell was responsible for one of the most controversial speeches in British history.
In his 1968 “rivers of blood” speech, as it is now known, Mr Powell issued a grave warning about what he saw as the dangers of mass migration.
Widely criticised as racist by political opponents and the media, Mr Powell’s speech is largely credited with bringing about his political downfall.
Since Mr Farage’s departure from Ukip, support for the party has plummeted.
Theresa May’s dedication to a hard Brexit has seen former supporters for the party flock to the Conservatives.
Ukip is currently polling at six per cent as the General Election draws closer, according to YouGov, while Ipsos Mori has put the party at the two per cent mark.
In the recent local elections, Ukip lost every seat it previously held, and gained only one from Labour in Burnley.