Bromsgrove UKIP election hopeful Mark Walker dropped after spreading race rant on Facebook
Party bosses decide Mark Walker is ‘unsuitable’ for selection list
A would-be UKIP candidate for Bromsgrove has been ruled out of the running after sharing a rant branding mixed-race couples a “plague”.
Mark Walker, 46, on a shortlist to stand in the Worcestershire town in the general election, used his Facebook page to circulate the racist article earlier this month.
Originally published by UK-based far-right group Western Spring, it said relationships between races “amount to genocide” and slammed the “plague of inter-racial marriage.”
Walker published and ‘liked’ a link to the mixed race article on his UKIP Facebook page on January 10. The post was accompanied by the message: “Please share far and wide”.
Days later the wannabe MP, a property firm director from Worcester, again used Facebook to circulate a bizarre, rambling message claiming the Israeli secret service Mossad was behind the Charlie Hebdo terror atrocity in Paris.
It also insisted that terror group al-Qaeda does not exist.
On Wednesday night senior Labour MP John Healey had a message for UKIP leader Nigel Farage: “These are yet more disgusting views from UKIP representatives. I hope Mr Farage is going to immediately distance himself from this.”
Walker’s disturbing postings emerged only days after one of Farage’s top aides, Matthew Richardson, said UKIP was proud to represent bigots.
The Sunday Times revealed Richardson had told a meeting: “There are hundreds of thousands of bigots in the UK, and they need representation too.” Mr Farage said they were jokey remarks “after a long meeting in the pub.”
On Wednesday a UKIP spokesman said: “UKIP is a non-racist, non-sectarian party and all candidates and members are expected to uphold these values.
“Mark Walker will not be selected as we believe his comments show he is unsuitable.”