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UKIP councillor expelled from party after gay marriage row

David Silvester blamed storms and flooding on the legalisation of gay marriage Credit: Google Images

A UKIP councillor who blamed storms and flooding on the legalisation of gay marriage has been expelled from the party.

Town councillor David Silvester, from Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, caused uproar when he made his comments in a letter to a local newspaper.

He claimed the country had been 'beset by storms' since the passage of the new law on gay marriage because Prime Minister David Cameron had acted 'arrogantly against the Gospel'.

Mr Silvester was suspended from UKIP following his comments, but today the party confirmed he had been expelled.

Protesters egg home of UKIP councillor who blamed floods on gay marriage

David Silvester blamed the recent bad weather on gay marriage

A UKIP councillor who sparked controversy by blaming recent floods on gay marriage has been targeted by protesters.

Police are investigating an incident where eggs were thrown at the home of David Silvester.

A "rainbow banner" was also attached to the wall of Mr Silvester's house in Henley-on-Thames.

Insp Mark Harling, of Thames Valley Police, told the Henley Standard the incident was "pointless" and that officers were investigating.

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