Statement Following Alleged Comments Made by UKIP Local Election Candidate Anna-Marie Crampton

Following comments allegedly made by UKIP local election candidate Anna-Marie Crampton the following statement is being issued.

Vivian Wineman, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Jeremy Newmark, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council and Richard Benson, Chief Executive of the Community Security Trust, say:

These appalling alleged comments by Anna-Marie Crampton represent the kind of far right extremism from which UKIP tries to distance itself. We note that the party has acted correctly by suspending Crampton and if she made those comments, we trust that she will be expelled both as a candidate and as a party member.