Published: 11:30, 21 December 2014 |
Updated: 22:38, 21 December 2014
Ukip has expelled the Thanet councillor Rozanne Duncan from the party for comments she made in a TV interview.
The party declined to say what the comments were and the programme has not yet been broadcast.
However, party sources say that when they were brought to their attention, they had no hesitation in deciding she should be expelled for bringing the party into disrepute.
One source said the remarks were "jaw dropping." In a statement, a party spokesman said:
"Ukip is expelling Cllr Rozanne Duncan under rule 15 of its constitution for bringing the party into disrepute. She has 28 days to appeal."
The news comes after a series of unwelcome revelations about Ukip candidates, the latest involving comments made by the parliamentary candidate Kerry Smith. He was dropped this week after using the word "chinky."
Cllr Duncan was elected to Thanet council for Cliftonville East ward in 2013, after a by-election triggered by the jailing of former council leader Sandy Ezekiel.
In addition to being a councillor, she was secretary of the Thanet South Ukip constituency association.
She won the by-election in May 2013 and earlier this year unwittingly revealed that Nigel Farage was to stand for election in the Thanet South constituency.
At the time of her election, she said that one of her concerns was that people had difficulty making GP appointments because of the number of immigrants in the area.
She is one of three Ukip members on the council.
Kent Online was unable to contact Cllr Duncan for comment today.
Craig Mackinlay, Conservative candidate for South Thanet, said: "Ukip is the party that just keeps on giving, there seems to be something every week.
"Finding out what was actually said is the bit I'm looking forward to. Ukip don't throw people out, they usually let them get away with it. For her to have been thrown out this must have been very bad."
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