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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.”

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Ukip candidate to be investigated over 'racist' tweet

Bad publicity surrounding the UK Independent Party is having no affect, the party's deputy chairman told ITV News. Neil Hamilton said that it showed the "difference between ordinary, normal people in the country, and those in the 'Westminster bubble'".

Mr Hamilton added that claims surrounding Ukip candidate William Henwood would be investigated, and that if he made "false statements" over the reported racist remarks, he would be "turfed out".

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