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.”

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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.”

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

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