Election latest: During Jeremy Corbyn's victory speech Ukip candidate mouths 'terrorist sympathiser'

Keith Fraser brazenly mimes insult behind Labour leader on stage

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Ukip opponent mouthed “terrorist sympathiser” behind the Labour leader’s back while he gave his victory speech.

Keith Fraser, the Ukip candidate for Mr Corbyn’s north London constituency, looked directly into the cameras as he brashly mimed the insult behind the Labour leader on stage.

Mr Fraser, who describes himself as a “man of mischief and voice of reason” in his Twitter bio, has been relatively absent from the headlines since sparking outrage for sharing an offensive image of St George lancing the Prophet Mohammed in 2015. He was forced to apologise after he retweeted the image alongside the caption “Happy St George’s Day Infidels”.

Seemingly unaware of the slur being mouthed behind him, Mr Corbyn commended his party’s election performance as a vote for “hope” as he addressed the crowd at his Islington North Count.

The Labour leader took home 40,086 votes, increasing his majority by 10,430 votes. The constituency, which Mr Corbyn has held since 1983, saw its highest turnout since 1951.

The politician urged Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister, saying “politics has changed” and could not go “back into the box where it was before.”

He continued: “What’s happened is people have said they have had quite enough of austerity politics, they have had quite enough of cuts in public expenditure, underfunding our health service, underfunding our schools and our education service and not giving our young people the chance they deserve in our society.”

The Labour leader then turned his attentions to Ms May and clearly stated that her time at Number Ten had come to an end.

He said: “The Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate. Well the mandate she has got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence.

“I would have thought that’s enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all the people of this country.”

Nevertheless, according to Conservative sources, Ms May has since said she will not be standing down despite failing to secure a Commons majority and mounting calls from both Labour and Tory figures for her to step aside.