However McNulty has since asked to clarify his comments. He told Stanmore Politics:
“I said that given his comments, it was no wonder that people called the UKIP the BNP in a suit.
The incumbent MP also said he did not remark on Pandya’s roots, but wanted to make clear that ‘multiculturalism is about everyone celebrating their roots within a British context – not separatism’.
In 2005 UKIP won just 757 votes in Harrow East, a 1.8 per cent share.
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