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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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Former Miliband adviser: Labour 'too middle class'

Labour voters are defecting to Ukip because the party has become "very middle class", a former adviser to Ed Miliband has said.

Lord Glasman, who was made a peer by Mr Miliband, said Ukip's success would hit Labour "in the heartlands".

A former adviser to Ed Miliband said Labour was now 'very middle class' and was losing working class support. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

He told The Times that the last election saw a sharp decline in Labour's traditional working class base.

"The Labour middle class vote held up (in 2010). It was the working class vote that died. These are often people who are earning, who have jobs, but they don't see Labour as representing their interests."

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