Kerry Smith quits as UKIP parliamentary candidate
Kerry Smith has resigned as a UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate after apologising for offensive remarks he made about gay people, other UKIP members and the town of Chigwell in a phone call.
He later issued a "wholehearted and unreserved apology".
He was selected to fight the South Basildon and East Thurrock seat after ex-Tory MP Neil Hamilton pulled out.
Chris Mason reports.
15 Dec 2014
- From the section UK Politics