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Doncaster Mayor quits English Democrats

The Mayor of Doncaster, says the English Democrat party is "lurching to the right" as more members join from the BNP.

Peter Davies left the party last night over fears that it is becoming too right wing.

Far too many members of the English Democrats have been hoovered up from the BNP and though I am content to accept that many are genuine converts, I dont believe in mass conversions.

– Peter Davies, Mayor of Doncaster

He will remain in his post as Mayor as an 'independent', a term Mr Davies told Calendar he doesn't like.

Mr Davies continued: "A good Mayor is a Mayor without a party. English Democrat policies have never played any part in my running of the town. I intend to stay without a party and will be running for election again in May. Nothing will change for the people of Doncaster."

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