The UKIP County Councillor at the centre of a row over racism on Facebook, has released a statement following his resignation.
Eric Kitson is to quit the Worcestershire County Council seat he won less than two weeks ago following the incident.
The 59-year-old, who represented Stourport-on-Severn, has denied being a racist.
It is with sadness that I am announcing my resignation as a Councillor. I am extremely sorry to have let down my friends, the people in the hardworking UKIP team that got me elected, the people of Stourport on Seven who gave me the honour of electing and of course my family.
Like many people who are not professional politicians, I used my Facebook page as a general post board. That was foolish. I am no racist, but I can understand why people could think so.
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