Suspended UKIP candidate denies being a racist

Suspended UKIP candidate Alex Wood denies being a racist after pictures emerged of him allegedly making a nazi salute.

Mr Wood was the UKIP candidate for Blackmore Vale in Somerset for the local elections taking place later this week.

I deplore racism, fascism and nazism. I see myself as a democratic libertarian.

– Alex Wood, suspended UKIP candidate

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UKIP candidate suspended

UKIP candidate Alex Wood, 21, has been suspended from standing in elections for Somerset County Council after photos appeared on his Facebook account apparently showing him making a Nazi-style salute.