A Ukip councillor has given an “unreserved apology” for posting a comment on Facebook about Labour’s mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan which read “anyone but a Muslim”.

Sarah Larkins wrote the comment in response to an LGBTQ* in UKIP post on Facebook showing Khan and other candidates at a Pride in London hustings.

Her comment attracted ‘likes’ from party members.

I wish to offer an unreserved apology for offence caused by my recent comment on Facebook. I acknowledge this is not party policy, and realise the comment risked blaming a whole religion for the actions of a few."

Ukip spokesman

A Ukip spokesman said the party would not be disciplining the councillor, who is also the deputy mayor of Ramsgate.