Ms Crampton was suspended by UKIP, but it is not known whether any further action was taken. At the time, Ms Crampton claimed that her account had been “hacked”. A UKIP spokesman said at the time: “We are investigating. If she was hacked, we will apologise for suspending her.”
As of 7th September 2017, there is no further indication of whether or not UKIP disciplined, reinstated or expelled her.
In September 2017, we put this matter to Ms Crampton, who sent us a detailed response. She told us that “this is old news now” and that “Some of the comments were made by me on [social media], others that were much more outlandish, were not”, adding: “There were some bizarre biblical references made in my name which meant nothing to me as were the Holocaust denial comments”. She told us: “I am not a conspiracy theorist. I have a wide following. I am a serious commentator/researcher” She then went on to claim: “I had been hacked, my [social media] cloned, including my photograph, and I was stalked both online and in real life for months…A car drove at me at speed as I was crossing the road only to swerve to avoid me at the last moment, before he sped off. I took that as a warning to stay quiet. Not a chance.” Regarding the handling of the matter by the Party, she wrote that: “The local branch of my constituency continued to support me to the end since they knew that I am not an antisemite nor was I responsible for many of the comments made in my name”. She was critical of then Party leader, Nigel Farage, but said that his behaviour was unsurprising “considering how he appears to be driven by Zionist donations first”. We asked her to provide certain details of the alleged hacking of her Facebook account and she responded to say that her Facebook account had been cloned rather than hacked. We asked her to show us the reports that she claimed she sent to Facebook about the cloned account, but we have not yet received them.