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Ukip bosses had "no hesitation" in expelling Duncan from the partyReuters

A Ukip councillor has been expelled after allegedly making "jaw-dropping" comments, bringing the party into disrepute.

Thanet representative Rozanne Duncan was thrown out of the party for comments she allegedly made in a TV interview.

The party has thus far declined to reveal what Duncan said, and the programme has yet to be broadcast. It is also unknown what TV network the interview was conducted on.

Ukip sources told Kent Online that party bosses had "no hesitation" in expelling Duncan when the remarks were brought to their attention.

One source said the remarks were "jaw dropping," according to the local newspaper.

"Ukip is expelling Duncan under rule 15 of its constitution for bringing the party into disrepute. She has 28 days to appeal," a Ukip spokesperson said.

The expulsion comes after Nigel Farage suffered a heavy slump in his popularity with voters after very public rows rocked the party.

New polling by Ipsos/Mori revealed Farage's rating has plummeted 14 points in less than three weeks, in the wake of uproar over his comments on breastfeeding and a Ukip sex scandal.

Farage's performance rating of minus 20 looks set to be seized upon by political opponents.

The research also revealed a second monthly fall in Ukip's predicted vote share, down to 13% from 16% in October.

The party leader recently also defended a former Ukip prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) who called a Chinese woman a "chinky".

Farage said that Kerry Smith was a "rough diamond" and was using language people would use to describe a Chinese takeaway.

The Ukip leader said Smith's comments were not "malicious", but stressed that he was not fit to be a PPC.

Duncan had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.