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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
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