UKIP ‘gay marriage caused storms’ councillor expelled from party
David Silvester, a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage, has been expelled from the party.
The news of Mr Silvester’s resignation came today in a BBC Oxford report.
The Henley-on-Thames councillor was originally suspended from UKIP on 19 January. An online petition demanding Mr Silvester’s resignation attracted more than 24,000 signatures.
The council had said it would discuss Mr Silvester’s remarks at an extraordinary meeting due for today.