Exeter Cathederal has confirmed it has excluded a UKIP candidate from a public hustings because they may cause "a risk to public order".
The party announced earlier today that their European Elections candidate Carl Benjamin had been barred from event on 22 May.
UKIP Devon's chairwoman, Margaret Dennis, labelled the decision by Exeter Cathedral as "outrageous" and "an affront to democracy".
Quote Message: Under the rules of the Electoral Commission we may exclude candidates from a non-selective hustings for a number of reasons, including concerns about public order. In this case, the Cathedral believes that the presence of one particular candidate may cause a risk to public order, given a number of incidents over the last few weeks. UKIP has been invited to send another candidate from its list of six candidates standing for election in the South West region." from Spokesperson, Exeter Cathederal
Last week, two protesters threw milkshake at Mr Benjamin at a rally in Truro.