UKIP candidate suspended

A UKIP local election candidate has been suspended from the party after allegedly posting anti-Semitic comments on a website. Anna-Marie Crampton has claimed her account had been hacked.

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UKIP candidate denies making anti-Semitic remarks

UKIP candidate Anna-Marie Crampton, who has been suspended by her party for allegedly posting anti-Semitic remarks online, said she was hacked and not responsible for the comments.

She tweeted last night: "Im (sic) NOT antisemitic. I NEVER said i do not believe in the holocaust. I've clearly been trolled. I do post on Zionism as a political movement."

She later added: "Further, my great grandmother was jewish on my mother's side."

Ms Crampton later deleted her Twitter account.

UKIP candidate suspended for 'anti-Semitic comments'

UKIP candidate Anna-Marie Crampton has been suspended from the party after allegedly posting anti-Semitic comments on a website.

A UKIP candidate has been suspended. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive

Ms Crampton, who was due to stand in next week's county council elections in East Sussex, denied the claims and said she was not responsible for the attacks because her account had been hacked.

A UKIP spokesman told ITV News: "We are investigating this matter, if she was hacked we will apologise for suspending her."

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