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Ukip councillor apologises for 'anyone but a Muslim' comment about Sadiq Khan

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”.

Councillor Sarah Larkins wrote 'anyone but a Muslim' in a Facebook post about Sadiq Khan Credit: Facebook

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.