Ukip member: Lenny Henry should live in 'black country'

Ukip member and candidate for election in Enfield, William Henwood, has suggested on Twitter that the comedian Lenny Henry should leave Britain to live in a “black country.”

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@gbrvoice @davejf27 He should emigrate to a black country He does not have to live with whites

He was responding to tweets from Henry suggesting there were not enough ethnic minority faces on the BBC.

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Lenny Henry calls for law to boost low numbers of black people in TV industry http://t.co/Jf8B65L20Z via @guardian

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Ukip candidate quits after 'racist' Lenny Henry tweet

Ukip council candidate William Henwood has resigned his membership of the party following a controversy over offensive comments about comedian Lenny Henry. Henwood tweeted that Henry should leave Britain to live in a “black country.”