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 quit by 'mutual agreement' over tweet

A Ukip council candidate who posted an offensive tweet about the comedian Lenny Henry resigned his membership of the party after it was "mutually agreed this would be the best course", a Ukip spokesman said.

William Henwood, who suggested Henry should emigrate to a "black country", was due to stand for the party in next month's election in Enfield, north London.

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