Politics

Ukip Members Banned From Using Logo On Facebook And Twitter After Series Of Social Media Gaffes

Ukip have responded to a series of social media gaffes by banning members from using its logo without written consent.

The party's chairman, Steve Crowther, has even gone a step further and advised them against sites like Facebook and Twitter altogether.

A new copy of the party's constitution was revealed to The Observer, which states: "party members shall refrain from using the Ukip logo in terms of their online postings, including avatars, unless they have express written consent to do so."

Crowther issued a warning to members thinking about using social media: "My advice: just don't.

"I have no Facebook page, Twitter account or Instagram thingy. It’s lovely."

In addition to high-profile figures such as André Lampitt tweeting racist or homophobic remarks, the changes to the Ukip constitution aim to tackle a growing problem of low-level supporters hampering the party's image.

Immediate suspension is threatened as a punishment for "embarrassing" the party.