10th October 2014
UKIP narrowly loses Heywood and Middleton by-election 12
3:11 AM — UKIP has narrowly lost a by-election in the Labour seat of Heywood and Middleton.
Douglas Carswell becomes UKIP’s first elected MP 34
2:59 AM — UKIP's Douglas Carswell has become the party's first elected MP, following the Clacton by-election.
9th October 2014
Will we be waking up on Friday to UKIP’s first elected MP? 10
10:29 AM — Voters are going to the polls to elect new MPs in the Clacton and Heywood and Middleton by-elections - seats previously occupied by anti-gay marriage MPs.
30th September 2014
Gay Tory Ex-Deputy Mayor of London defects to UKIP 12
12:25 PM — Former Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes has defected from the Tories to UKIP.
28th August 2014
Did anti-gay marriage MP Douglas Carswell tread on some UKIP toes already? 20
6:02 PM — Despite announcing his defection from the Tories to UKIP earlier today, Douglas Carswell may not be able to stand for re-election at a by-election, as the current UKIP candidate says he is staying put.
25th June 2014
Sacked UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ won’t stand again 10
4:19 PM — A former UKIP councillor who was forced to resign for making homophobic and racist remarks will not stand again – despite having vowed to do so.
11th June 2014
Is Channel 5 weaker than UKIP when it comes to combating homophobia? 17
2:19 PM — Is Channel 5 weaker than the UK Independence Party (UKIP) when it comes to dealing with homophobes?
6th June 2014
UKIP MEP Diane James: Many voters will share Roger Helmer’s anti-gay views 52
4:04 PM — UKIP MEP Diane James has dismissed criticism of fellow UKIP MEP Roger Helmer’s views about homosexuality.
5th June 2014
Ex-UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ resigns 15
1:55 PM — A former UKIP councillor who described gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts” has resigned.
4th June 2014
Roger Helmer: I prefer straight activity, does that make me homophobic? 59
2:24 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has suggested that he’s unfairly been portrayed as a homophobe – whilst also defending Ken Clarke’s previous controversial comments about rape.
2nd June 2014
Poll: UKIP MEP Roger Helmer tipped to come second in Newark by-election 12
5:28 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer, who continues to fend off criticism over his views on homosexuality is likely to come second in Thursday’s by-election, a poll by Lord Ashcroft suggests.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer slams The Mail over ‘lies’ about his views on gay ‘cures’ 47
12:54 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has hit back at the publication of an interview featuring comments about homosexuality, saying it is “packed with deliberate and defamatory lies”.
30th May 2014
Police investigate ex-UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ 8
3:22 PM — West Mercia Police has launched an investigation into the anti-gay comments of former UKIP councillor Dave Small.
29th May 2014
Gay UKIP MEP: ‘Neo-right activists are responsible for gay marriage’ 35
4:44 PM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland David Coburn claims same-sex marriage is the product of “neo-right” activists.
28th May 2014
UKIP and Tory MEPs fail to sign LGBT rights pledge 27
1:01 PM — Tory and UKIP names are absent from ILGA-Europe's LGBT rights pledge.
27th May 2014
Lord Ashcroft: The Tories need to apologise ‘for the way gay marriage was introduced’ 58
6:54 PM — Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft believes the leadership of the Tory party needs to offer a “sincere apology” for equal marriage if it’s to reconnect with its grassroots members.
Newly-elected UKIP councillor who said: ‘F**k the poofters’ suspended 9
5:58 PM — UKIP has suspended a councillor in Redditch who previously referred to gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts”.
UKIP Councillor: I won’t attend equality training as it’s ‘indoctrination’ 78
3:09 PM — A UKIP councillor who earlier this year suggested shops should be allowed to refuse to serve women and gay people remains defiant.
Tory blogger Tim Montgomerie: ‘I support gay marriage but most traditionalists are not homophobes’ 30
12:11 PM — Conservative blogger Tim Montgomerie says a failure to accommodate the views of “traditionalists” who oppose equal marriage has contributed to the rise of UKIP.
Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 123
11:00 AM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland claims same-sex marriage “breeds homophobia” and that civil partnerships “should be enough”.