A couple who had foster children removed from their care because of their membership of the UK Independence Party have spoken to ITV News about their "disbelief" at what happened. Speaking anonymously they said:
I just could not believe what I was hearing... and very upset as well.
We feel it's been a slur on our records because if this issue crops up again it may prevent us from fostering certain children, like ethnic minorities.
The UKIP foster parents who had three children removed have told ITV News fostering is not about politics.
An under fire council that removed three children from the care of foster parents who are members of UKIP launched an investigation.