The singer makes comments on BBC 6 Music
Morrissey has claimed that the Ukip leadership election was rigged to ensure an anti-Islam activist did not win.
The singer made the comments during a live appearance on BBC 6 Music.
Morrissey said: “I was very surprised the other day – it was very interesting to me – to see Anne Marie Waters become the head of Ukip. Oh no, sorry she didn’t – the voting was rigged. Sorry, I forgot.”
As Morrissey’s comments were met by silence from the audience, he added: “You didn’t get it, did you? You obviously don’t read the news.”
Anne-Marie Waters, who has previously described Islam as “evil”, came second to Henry Bolton on Friday as the party elected its fourth leader within the space of a year.
Waters received 2,755 votes to Bolton’s 3,874.
The 6 Music session comes as Morrissey prepares to unveil his latest album, Low In High School, which is set for release on November 17.
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