Doncaster’s incumbent Mayor, Peter Davies, who previously tried to cut funding for the town’s annual gay pride event, has been voted out of office.
He added: “I have nothing whatsoever against gays and lesbians, what they do in their private lives is absolutely fine.
“But I don’t see why councils should be spending money on that sort of thing.”
Following a radio interview, in which he admitted to having no idea of how much revenue Pride generates for Doncaster, Mr Davies made a U-turn on his plan to cut funding.
It was announced on Friday the 70-year-old Independent had been ousted as mayor by Labour’s Ros Jones.
Mr Davies left the English Democrats earlier this year, claiming there had been a big influx of new members joining from the British National Party.