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was elected as a British National Party councillor in Brinsworth and Catcliffe in 2008, but last June the BNP whip was withdrawn after a row with party leaders.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