Lynton Yates, the party’s hopeful in Charnwood, Leicestershire, urged the jobless to “catch a bus” rather than clog the roads with traffic.
In a campaign leaflet handed to constituents, he argued all those who claim benefits should automatically have their driving licences suspended.
The 64-year-old also said cyclists should be forced to ride on the pavement and give way to pedestrians.
The leaflet reads: “”We could likely remove six million cars from the roads if benefits claimants were not driving. Why do they have the privilege to spend the tax payers’ hard earned money on a car, when…