A top Ukip politician has apologised "profusely" after calling a constituent from Thailand a "ting tong from somewhere."
Janice Atkinson, a Member of the European Parliament for the South East, was recorded making the comments by the BBC after meeting mobile food seller Fa Munday and her husband Vincent in Ramsgate.
She said: "So that was good. We've got Fa who's, I dunno, she's a ting tong from somewhere."
Mr Munday - a Ukip supporter - said he and his wife had been left shocked by the "outrageous" comments.
Ms Atkinson apologised afterwards, insisting the comments were naive rather than malicious.
A Ukip spokesman said the party "in no way condones" the use of language which reflects any prejudice.