Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham, removes controversial tweet


Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, has removed a Twitter post after initially refusing to do so. The MP called it “hilarious” when Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP, was trapped inside a shop whilst discussing the child abuse scandal in the constituency.

The tweet read “Hilarious Farage is trapped inside the Rotherham UKIP shop by people objecting to him coming to rubber neck at victims!”. Champion defended her position in a BBC interview with Andrew Neil and later refused to remove the post.

A spokesman for Nigel Farage said that it was “utter nonsense” and that he was never trapped inside the building. Champion has since deleted the tweet.