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South Thanet race: Now actor Ross Kemp attacks Ukip’s Nigel Farage

PUBLISHED: 09:46 29 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:20 29 April 2015

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Ross Kemp

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Said Tories are ‘no better’ than Ukip

Actor Ross Kemp, best known for starring in soap Eastenders, has accused Ukip of ‘running down’ Thanet.

In a letter that he will send out to 10,000 Ramsgate residents, lifelong Labour voter Mr Kemp urges people to vote for Will Scobie.

The letter says: “I’ve seen that Nigel Farage and Ukip has targeted your area, and I’ve seen almost nothing other than him and the media running your area down. That upsets me. And the Tories aren’t any better. They are putting up a ‘same difference’ candidate, Craig Mackinlay, who has run five times for Ukip before defecting to the Tories to try and get elected.

“He shares Farage’s divisive agenda, and voting for him would really be just the same as voting for Ukip.”

He joins a long list of famous faces who have become involved in the race for South Thanet - last week Tory Boris Johnson visited the area, and chancellor George Osborne also popped down to lend support to Conservative hopeful Craig Mackinlay.

The polls are currently very close, with Labour’s Will Scobie dismissing claims from the Tories that this is a ‘two-horse race’ between Ukip and the Conservatives.

5 comments

  • go away mr kemp on your silly money making jaunts around the world .stick to your documentaries and dont stick your nose into local politics of which you know nothing because you dont live in this area where we have a great influx of immigrants which is putting lots of pressure on medical and gp services.you have made a considerable amount of money from your hard man documentaries so keep your snout in what you know about and out of what you know nothing about good day

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    Michael Salt

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • i AGREE WHATS HE DOING GETTING INVOLVED WITH SILLIBAND I USE TO LIKE HIM BUT NO MORE THOUGHT HE HAD MORE SENSE HOW MUCH IS HIS POCKET HEAVIER

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    Linda Farrell

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • i AGREE I USE TO LIKE HIM BUT THIS HAS CHANGE MY MIND WHATS HE DOING BACKING SILLIBAND THOUGHT HE HAD MORE SENSE NEEDS TO USE HIS HEAD AND STOP THINKING OF HIS POCKET

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    Linda Farrell

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • I think Mr Kemp needs bringing down a peg or two and unless he can back up what he says I think UKIP should consider suing him for slander.

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    Karl Bike

    Saturday, May 2, 2015

  • I sincerely hope that Kemp has got evidence to back up this statement. "I've seen that Nigel Farage and Ukip has targeted your area, and I've seen almost nothing other than him and the media running your area down. That upsets me," Because if he can not, which I assume is the case, then this is a massive open and shut case of libel that Farage can hit Kemp with. Once that communication goes out, I suggest Farage and UKIP set their lawyers into immediate action. All I have ever seen Farage do is defend TS and vow to help them..... If you are going to send out 10,000 letters, they need to have accurate and verifiable information, otherwise it is a very serious crime, especially during election time. Sue his ass.

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    David Bell

    Friday, May 1, 2015

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