Ukip parliamentary candidate Alan Harris says hackers posted racist and homophobic messages on his Facebook page

A Ukip parliamentary candidate has denied making a series of highly offensive racist and homophobic comments on Facebook.

Posts which appeared on the Facebook page of Alan Harris, who is running for MP in the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency, were re-published by Hope Not Hate on Wednesday.

However, the 47-year-old has denied ever making the posts telling the Independent that his account had been “hacked”.

The comments talked of "f*ing Muslims", bemoaned "why cant i say in my own bloody country black is still a colour and gay are still queers (sic)" and appeared to label Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants as thieves.

The comments all appear to have been made between October 2011 and February 2013, however at least two of the Facebook pages linked to Harris are now deleted and his Twitter account is protected too.

Harris was named Ukip's candidate for the Oxfordshire constituency in November last year and has been a member of the party since May 2013.

Speaking to the Independent’s Andy McSmith, Harris said: “I’m absolutely disgusted. My account has been hacked – again. You know what Facebook is like. I wouldn’t say anything about gay people because I have a gay son. I’ve got lots of Asian friends. I never said any of this.”

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