Dave Small who was elected to Redditch Borough Council during the recent local elections has resigned from the council.
It comes after he was sacked from UKIP for allegedly making racist and homophobic comments online last year.
In a statement the council said:
“We can confirm that today, Dave Small resigned as councillor for the Church Hill ward with immediate effect.
The council will now publish a notice of casual vacancy requiring two local electors to call a by-election. Until that time the council is now made up of 17 Labour, nine Conservative, one UKIP and one Independent councillors.”
UKIP has sacked one of its newly elected councillors in Redditch less than a week since the party made sweeping gains in the local elections, over claims the councillor made racist and homophonic comments on the internet.
Dave Small was elected to Redditch Borough Council last Thursday, where he won a seat in the Church Hill ward, topping the poll with 665 votes.
However, allegations emerged over the weekend Mr Small had referred to gay people as "perverts", and expressed opposition to same sex marriage.
He also predicted that "thousands more scroungers" would soon arrive in the UK from Mali as a result of a range of Coalition Government policies.
Tonight an UKIP official said:
"He [Mr Small] has now been expelled for clearly bringing the party into disrepute"
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