The Twitter feed of a 19-year-old UKIP election candidate has been reported to Runnymede Borough Council's Electoral Services for comments deemed to be racist and sexist.

James Elgar, of Brox Road, Ottershaw, has been selected to stand in Egham Hythe ward in local elections on Thursday May 22, despite reports from UKIP London that his membership lapsed on January 1.

The party's head office has condemned Mr Elgar's account as "deplorable" and said they would be launching an investigation into how he managed to be nominated.

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