EXCLUSIVE: UKIP NEC to Discuss Facebook Racism Claims Next Week.

TBG can today confirm that UK Independence Party (UKIP) officials will discuss racist remarks allegedly made by three Lincolnshire councillors at a meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee in London on Monday next week.

Officers are probing claims of racist Facebook rants by Lincolnshire leader Chris Pain and two colleagues, Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright and Alan Jesson.

Party Leader Nigel Farage is expected to attend the meeting which is the first of its kind UKIP made sweeping gains in the local elections on May 2nd.

All three councillors deny making the comments and claim their accounts were hacked.

Mr Pain, the Lincolnshire UKIP chief and leader of the opposition at the county council told tbg - "I have contacted the police and I am co-operating with them and I am absolutely confident I will clear my name at my Party's NEC meeting."

The UKIP vote led to the Conservatives losing overall control of the council for the first time since 1993 and thus having to form a coalition with the Liberal Democrats and a trio of Lincolnshire Independents in order to run the authority.