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The newly elected MP for Rotherham, Sarah Champion, has told Calendar she is making it a priority to investigate why foster parents in the town, who support UKIP, had children removed from them.
The foster parents who had three children removed from them because they are members of UKIP have spoken about the case for the first time.
The children, two sisters and their brother, have been split up since being removed. The girls, one of whom is a baby, are with one family - the boy is with another.
While those involved wait for the outcome of an inquiry ordered by the Education Secretary Michael Gove, the couple, from Rotherham, say politics should play no part in the welfare of children. The voices of the couple, who don't wish to be identified, have been disguised.
The leader of Rotherham Council has refused to answer questions about the couple who have had three foster children taken from them because they are members of the UK Independence Party.
But Councillor Roger Stone made it clear that his authority would co-operate fully with an inquiry into the affair ordered by the Education Secretary Michael Gove.The couple at the centre of the row say they want the children back - and a public apology. Chris Kiddey reports.
The Secretary of State for Education has asked for an inquiry into a UKIP foster parents' children being removed from their care. A report by Rotherham Council was published today.
There's mounting pressure on Rotherham Council tonight to explain its decision to take three children away from their foster parents because the couple were members of the UK Independence Party. UKIP's leader has also reasserted his position that his party is not racist.
Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Council said today Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is to launch an investigation into the decision to remove children from the care of two foster parents who are members of Ukip.
Rotherham Council leader Roger Stone says the investigation into the decision to remove children from the care of two foster parents who are members of UKIP will ascertain whether "everything has been done professionally."
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is to launch an investigation into the decision to remove children from the care of two foster parents who are members of UKIP, council leader Roger Stone said.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for an urgent investigation into the case of three children living with foster parents in Rotherham being taken away because of the couple's political alliance.