Alan Craig has recently been selected as the UKIP Greater London Assembly candidate for South West London. He is an outspoken homophobe who has addressed 'gay cure' meetings. We believe that selecting him as a candidate undermines the progress we as a party have made in broadening our appeal.
While we support Mr Craig's right to free speech, we believe it is inappropriate for UKIP to appear to endorse his offensive views by approving him as a GLA candidate.
His appointment undermines the work of hard-working gay candidates like London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle and others.
We call on the UKIP Leader Nigel Farage and the NEC to urgently review Mr Craig's suitability as a candidate.