UKIP candidate calls MP a '****' and female councillor a 'lap dancer' in leaked texts

David Schofield, former Conservative councillor now candidate for UKIP

David Schofield, former Conservative councillor now candidate for UKIP

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A second UKIP candidate has found himself at the centre of a storm after a string of controversial messages were revealed.

David Schofield is standing as a UKIP council candidate in Chase ward for the forthcoming Enfield Borough Council election, but in recent text messages sent by him to a current councillor, seen by the Enfield Independent, he states that gay marriage “sickens” people.

In addition, the candidate goes on to describe Enfield North MP Nick de Bois as a “c***”.

He also goes on to say a current female councillor “would do better as a fashion model”, “even underwear” or “a lap dancer”.

UKIP currently has 15 candidates standing in the council elections this month, their highest ever number and nearly double that of the Liberal Democrats.

Mr Schofield, a former Conservative councillor until 2006, said his text messages about a female councillor were meant as a “joke”.

He said: “It was just a light-hearted joke and it was a compliment if anything. If I have caused offence then I do apologise.”

In response to text messages surrounding gay marriage, Mr Schofield said that the matter is one of “personal opinion”.

He added: “In regards to Nick [de Bois], I never had the highest opinion of him and his government. He was elected on a false premise of saving Chase Farm Hospital’s A&E.”

UKIP has already suffered a blow after William Henwood, the party's candidate for Town ward, quit following comments made on social media site Twitter.

The paper has also made contact with Enfield UKIP.

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5:04pm Tue 6 May 14

MrDoooon says...

Freedom of expression is forbidden in this Marxist hell hole these days.
Freedom of expression is forbidden in this Marxist hell hole these days. MrDoooon
  • Score: 1

5:38pm Tue 6 May 14

A. Purryag says...

This man's comments are embarrassing and disgraceful. I will still vote UKIP for the European elections but there's no way on earth I would vote for someone who comes out with this kind of thing.
This man's comments are embarrassing and disgraceful. I will still vote UKIP for the European elections but there's no way on earth I would vote for someone who comes out with this kind of thing. A. Purryag
  • Score: -4

5:50pm Tue 6 May 14

SandraJohn says...

I wouldn't want David Schofeld anywhere near me let alone representing me on the council. calling a woman a stripper cant ever be a joke its sick
I wouldn't want David Schofeld anywhere near me let alone representing me on the council. calling a woman a stripper cant ever be a joke its sick SandraJohn
  • Score: 2

12:33pm Wed 7 May 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

The decision to sign off the review by the Independent Reconfiguration Panel as tio the future of the Chase Farm site in 2008 was by Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP Secretary of State, Health Labour and subsequently by Rt Hon Andrew Lansley in 2011 Secretary of State, Health Conservative. Whilst some of conditions attached to these decision raised what is known as "public expectation", the Judgement of Mr Justice Bean in the Administrative Court, Case No CO/15452/2013 was that none of this expectation was enforceable following a decision of the Privy Council.
The decision to sign off the review by the Independent Reconfiguration Panel as tio the future of the Chase Farm site in 2008 was by Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP Secretary of State, Health Labour and subsequently by Rt Hon Andrew Lansley in 2011 Secretary of State, Health Conservative. Whilst some of conditions attached to these decision raised what is known as "public expectation", the Judgement of Mr Justice Bean in the Administrative Court, Case No CO/15452/2013 was that none of this expectation was enforceable following a decision of the Privy Council. dons24pelliparclose
  • Score: 2

1:26pm Thu 8 May 14

Andy_Pagin says...

Anyone who puts their moronic and bigoted personal opinions in writing is clearly too thick to hold political office.
Anyone who puts their moronic and bigoted personal opinions in writing is clearly too thick to hold political office. Andy_Pagin
  • Score: 0

10:39am Wed 21 May 14

Nicholas123 says...

Some might not be surprised that Enfield North Conservatives refused his application to stand as a Tory candidate. Once bitten.....
Some might not be surprised that Enfield North Conservatives refused his application to stand as a Tory candidate. Once bitten..... Nicholas123
  • Score: 2

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