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Philip Davies MP's father, Peter, wins Doncaster for the English Democrats on a promise to cut tax and his own salary

AAAPDAVIES_1 Peter Davies is the new Mayor of Doncaster.  He stood on an English Democrats ticket.  He's a former RE teacher and father of the non-conformist Tory MP for Shipley, Philip Davies.

The BBC has chosen to headline on the new mayor's opposition to Doncaster's Gay Pride festival:

"My policy on gays and lesbians is very simple. I don't think councils should be spending money on them parading through town advertising their sexuality."

The Yorkshire Post gives us a sampling of his other policies:

  • He campaigned "on reducing the mayor's salary from £62,000 to £30,000 and cutting the number of Doncaster councillors from 63 to 21."
  • An end to translation services for immigrants.
  • Scrapping of taxpayer-funded "non-jobs".
  • A pledge to cut the council tax by "cutting extortionate levels of bureaucracy".

It seems like a TaxPayers' Alliance manifesto to me.

Philip Davies MP commented:

"I am incredibly proud of him and what he has achieved. It's remarkable, to win an election like that from nowhere is really an astonishing achievement."

Tim Montgomerie

Hat tip to Ed West on Telegraph blogs.


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