Ukip leader Paul Nuttall today said that he will investigate his party's selection of an anti-Islam candidate in Lewisham East.

He failed to back Anne Marie Waters in a radio interview, telling the BBC that some of her views go "way above and beyond party policy".

Ms Waters, who is director of Sharia Watch UK and former member of right-wing group Pegida UK, was chosen by a local party branch to run against Labour's Heidi Alexander.

Ukip's national executive committee and Mr Nuttall were meeting today to decide whether Ms Waters will be allowed to represent the party.

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