The UK Independence Party has removed the whip from MEP Godfrey Bloom after he called women "sluts" a fringe event.
The Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom has a history of gaffes and controversies. Here are eight of them.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has admitted that "it was a mistake" to set up a trust fund for his children in an off-shore tax haven.
The UK Independence Party has called the cut to onshore subsidies a "political stunt" to buy off voters opposed to turbines "despoiling the British countryside".
Energy spokesman Roger Helmer said the change "fails to address the real argument which is the nonsensical and frankly dangerous energy policy this Government is forcing upon UK taxpayers".
He said the taxpayer would still have to fund "this wasteful and downright ridiculous technology to be built out of sight".
One of Britain's wealthiest men has pledged to do "whatever it takes" to ensure Nigel Farage's UK Independence Party triumphs in next year's elections to the European Parliament.
Eurosceptic businessman Paul Sykes, a former Conservative Party backer, is promising to bankroll Ukip's campaign in an election in which it is already expected to do well.
"I believe we have one last chance to stop the gradual erosion of our national independence. And that chance comes with the European elections," he said in a statement.
Asked about twerking and sexualised content seen by children, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told ITV's The Agenda he believes Miley Cyrus is a "negative and pernicious influence" on his young daughter.
He said: "I've always been a fairly let it all hang out type of person, there's no point having things that are banned or illegal, let them make their own minds up."
He adds: "And then I had two young daughters. Call me hypocrite if you want to but my 8-year-old talks about Miley Cyrus over the breakfast table...This really is a very bad, negative, pernicious influence.
"So that's my position, I don't like it, I think the influence on my 8-year-old daughter is bad. The question is what to do about it - I honestly don't know...You can ban things being on television but actually through iphones and everything else it's accessible anyway."
Tory party grandee Michael Heseltine accused UKIP of being "racist" and warned disillusioned Conservative supporters against voting for them if they were serious about keeping Ed Miliband in opposition.
Lord Heseltine, who advises the Government on economic policy, said to the BBC: "Of course it’s racist, who doubts that? Farage isn’t racist but his party is very attractive to a racist agenda."
The peer urged his party not to become embroiled in a eurosceptic debate ahead of the next election as it alienated voters.
"Europe is somewhere down about ninth on what issues people care about. People are just not interested. It’s a media hype-type issue."
UKIP hit back at Lord Heseltine, with MEP candidate Amjad Bashir branding his coments, "baseless and repugnant" and dubbing the peer an "ignorant, out-of-touch dinosaur".
The Prime Minister does not want to "see deals or pacts" ahead of the 2015 General Election and instead hopes a robust Conservative Party will be re-elected to Government.
Speaking to Daybreak, David Cameron wanted to see "a strong Conservative Government with a clear mandate":
The Conservative Party conference has been dogged by rumours of an alliance with Ukip in an attempt to boost their chances of winning seats.
While Mr Cameron did not openly support an agreement with Nigel Farage's party, he did encourage Ukip voters to back Conservative candidates in their area "because that is the only way you can be guaranteed an in-out referendum on Europe".
Prime Minister David Cameron said he does not want to see "deals or pacts" at the next General Election.
When asked on Daybreak whether he would consider a deal with Ukip, Mr Cameron said: "I want to offer people at the next election a strong Conservative Government with a clear mandate to keep on growing our economy, paying down our deficit, delivering for hard-working people.
"Of course, if local Ukip supporters or candidates want to support the local Conservative candidate because that's the only way you can be guaranteed an in-out referendum in Europe ... then of course I'd welcome that."
A Daybreak poll has exposed an overwhelmingly negative response to the Conservatives partnering with Ukip at the next election.
Almost two-thirds - 61.2% - of people interviewed did not want to see David Cameron's party join forces with the Nigel Farage's anti-EU group ahead of the 2015 General Election.
Rumours about a potential Ukip-Tory pact at the next election have been doing the rounds at the Conservative party conference, with Mr Farage estimating "a couple of dozen" of David Cameron's MPs would be interested.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage rolled up on the fringes of the Conservative Party conference today denying any formal election pact with David Cameron.
And that feeling is mutual, as David Cameron told ITV News today.
But Mr Farage told a fringe event he would be "open minded" about local candidates running on joint tickets.
ITV News political correspondent Romilly Weeks spoke to the controversial politician:
David Cameron has reiterated that his Conservative Party will not enter any "pacts or deals" with Ukip in the run-up to the next general election.
"Of course if Ukip candidates stand down, or Ukip supporters want to back a local Conservative - because that's the only way to reform welfare, cut immigration, and get an EU referendum - then of course I'd support that," the Prime Minister told ITV News correspondent Paul Brand.
"But no pacts or deals."
David Cameron has told me he is happy for Ukip to endorse Conservative candidates, but never as a formal pact.
And, he insists, Tories would never endorse Ukip.