Anti-EU party UKIP fends off sex harassment allegations in UK

December 9, 2014 9:32 AM

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LONDON (Reuters) - A prominent female member of Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) has accused its general secretary of sexual harassment five months before a national election, prompting the party to suspend him pending an investigation.

The imbroglio is the latest in a series of scandals to have hit the party which has poached two lawmakers from Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and is threatening to siphon off his voters at an election next May, partly by tapping into public angst about immigration levels.

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