April 07, 2010

It's no party for Gamble

A far-right Rotherham councillor has found himself without a party, after being kicked out of three in less than year

John Gamble was elected as a British National Party councillor in Brinsworth and Catcliffe in 2008, but last June the BNP whip was withdrawn after a row with party leaders.

Coun Gamble joined the England First Party, a tiny BNP splinter group, but last month defected to the white-supremacist National Front - briefly becoming its first councillor in 35 years. But the NF kicked him out after just a few weeks over comments he made to The Star. When challenged over the NF's openly racist policies, he said: "How can I be racist when I have had several coloured girlfriends?"

The NF expelled him over conflicts in "policies and beliefs" - and England First refused to take him back. EFP chair Mark Cotterill said: "We don't want anything to do with Coun Gamble. He has done nothing for the party, and when he left we washed our hands of him."

The Star


Anonymous said...


William Heil said...

If I was a betting man, I'd give one to a hundred on this Gamble bloke is one mixed up person.

Anonymous said...

What a friggin' plank!

Fancy getting kicked out of a shower like the EFP. No doubt Gamble will be out at the next election.

Anonymous said...

What a twat.

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show that Gamble was elected on a BNP platform and the voters certainly would have voted for the party name instead of him. Sadly, they could have stuck a BNP rosette on a hamster, stood it for election and got it elected.

Voters should really take a look at the actual candidates standing. That way, I reckon, a lot of BNP councillors wouldn't have got in in the first place. They really are a lacklustre bunch for the most part.