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UKIP expels senior official after ‘antisemitic abuse’ at Christmas party

The London chairman of the UK Independence Party has been expelled after he allegedly called one-time parliamentary candidate Nigel Sussman a “North London Jewish c***” at a UKIP Christmas party in December.

Mr Sussman, UKIP’s chairman for Enfield and Haringey, reported John Hellings to the party after the incident took place at the Civil Service Club in London. After an investigation UKIP has formally expelled Mr Hellings from the party.

Mr Sussman, who said that he was pleased that the party had acted swiftly, has stated that he had only met Mr Hellings twice, for less than a minute each time.