A would-be UKIP councillor has been suspended after posting comments on Twitter describing David Cameron as a “gay-loving nutcase”, calling Muslims “devil’s kids” and homosexuality “an abomination before God”.
A UKIP spokesman confirmed Harry Perry, who was due to stand for the party in the May 22 elections in the Offerton ward in Stockport, had been suspended.
Party leader Nigel Farage said: “I’ve never heard of the bloke until last night. I’ve no idea who he is. I think he comes from the north west of England. Clearly his attitude and views are entirely inconsistent with being a member of UKIP. Simple.”
Mr Perry also said Islam was “evil” and called for Pakistan to be “nuked.”
The revelations will heap further embarrassment on UKIP. Earlier this week another candidate, in North London, tweeted that comedian Lenny Henry should emigrate to a “black country” and compared Islam to the Third Reich.
William Henwood later resigned his membership of the party.