UKIP candidate Robert Blay who threatened to shoot Conservative rival removed as constituency chairman
It comes just months after Mr Blay was suspended after he threatened to “put a bullet between the eyes” of Conservative rival Ranil Jayawardena
Robert Blay has been replaced as chairman of UKIP for North East Hampshire by Dai Rees.
It comes just months after Mr Blay was suspended after he threatened to “put a bullet between the eyes” of Conservative rival Ranil Jayawardena.
Mr Rees said: “The (UKIP) head lawyer told me he was a member not in good standing which means we automatically had to call a special meeting and I became the chairman.
“He could not stand. He is still a member of the party but he is technically suspended.”
Mr Blay said: “I have not heard anything from UKIP officially. It is a poor show. As far as I am concerned my membership is suspended but I have had no official notification.”
Mr Blay, who stood in North East Hampshire during the general election, made the shocking threat of violence against Mr Jayawardena.
Former bank accountant Blay, 55, who used to be a member of the Conservative Party, told a reporter that Jayawardena had been tipped to potentially be the country’s first British Asian Prime Minister.
And in a vile and shocking outburst filmed by the Daily Mirror, he raged: “If he is I will personally put a bullet between his eyes.
“If this lad turns up to be our Prime Minister I will personally put a bullet in him. That’s how strong I feel about it.
“I won’t have this f***** as our Prime Minister. I absolutely loathe him.”
The remarks were made at a public meeting near Ramsgate, Kent, attended by party leader Nigel Farage in May.
Kent Police are still investigating his outburst. A spokesman said: “Our inquiries are continuing.”
From The Mirror