Rozanne Duncan, the former UKIP councillor for Thanet District Council, denies being racist

Rozanne Duncan

Rozanne Duncan, the former UKIP councillor for the Cliftonville East ward of Thanet District Council, has refused to stand down after being recorded saying “I don’t know why but I don’t like negroes or anyone with negro features.”

Duncan, who stood as a Conservative candidate in 2007, was immediately suspended by UKIP in December 2014 when the allegations came to light. The comments were made whilst the BBC was filming a documentary on the party which supports Britain leaving the European Union. UKIP said that Duncan was asked to leave the party after bringing it into disrepute and that she didn’t appeal against the decision.

Thanet Council confirmed that at least one complaint had been made to the council and that Duncan would be investigated by the Standards Committee.