Ukip member suspended over 'racist' tweets

A UKIP candidate's rosette Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Archive

A member of the UK Independence Party that featured in their latest party political broadcast has been suspended for conveying "repellent" racist and anti-Islamic views on social media, the party said.

Andre Lampitt appeared in a builder's hard hat in the Ukip film shown to TV viewers complaining that "since the lads from Eastern Europe" had arrived in the UK and undercut him, he had found it a "real struggle" to provide for his family.

After being made aware of the posts he had made on Twitter, party officials acted swiftly against Mr Lampitt - who is aiming to become a local election candidate.

"We are deeply shocked that Mr Lampitt has expressed such repellent views," a spokesman said.

"His membership of the party has been suspended immediately pending a full disciplinary process."

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Ukip member suspended over 'racist' tweets

A member of the UK Independence Party who featured in their latest party political broadcast has been suspended for conveying "repellent" racist and anti-Islamic views on social media, the party said.