Lancashire

UKIP candidate Jack Sen suspended over Jewish slur tweet

Jack Sen Image copyright UKIP
Image caption Jack Sen was standing as a UKIP candidate in West Lancashire

The UK Independence Party has suspended a parliamentary candidate over a slur sent to a Jewish Labour candidate from his Twitter account.

Jack Sen, who is standing in West Lancashire, sent the tweet to Liverpool Wavertree candidate Luciana Berger.

The post reads: "Protect child benefits? If you had it your way you'd send the £ to Poland/ Israel."

UKIP said the comments "in no way reflects the view of the party" or any of their other "dedicated candidates".

Image copyright Twitter

A spokesman said Mr Sen had been suspended with immediate effect "in light of these and other comments".

Earlier, Ms Berger had told the Jewish News: "This is clearly an anti-Semitic comment. Remarks like these have no place in our politics. I expect UKIP to take action."

Mr Sen's name will still appear on ballot papers for the constituency.

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