UKIP candidate resigns after offensive call row
A UKIP candidate for one of the party's target seats has resigned, after making offensive remarks in a phone call.
Kerry Smith had been selected for the South Basildon and Thurrock seat this week, after former Tory MP Neil Hamilton pulled out of the contest.
In a recording obtained by the Mail On Sunday, Mr Smith is heard making offensive remarks about gay people, other UKIP members and Chigwell in Essex.
Christian Fraser reports.
14 Dec 2014