Corsham's BNP councillor resigns from party

Wiltshire's only BNP councillor is quitting the party due to his unhappiness at the reported debts the far-right movement has built up.

Michael Simpkins, who serves on Corsham Town Council, told the BBC that the party was seriously in debt and he would now sit as an independent.

The 50-year-old taxi driver joined the non-politically aligned parish authority in 2007.

The BNP refused to comment on party debts when contacted by the BBC.

Mr Simpkins said: "My politics haven't changed. I'm still a nationalist, I believe in putting the British people first."

"I'm a businessman though, and I believe in paying up your debts."

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