A Conservative candidate has quit the party after posting anti-Islamic and homophobic comments on Twitter.
David Bishop, who was due to stand in this month’s council elections, resigned after attacking the religion for a ‘psychopathic level of misogyny’ and saying it was ‘good to be anti-Islam’.
Bishop also retweeted a message which read: ‘How can a gay guy keep a straight face?’
Last night, Bishop apologised for any offence he had caused and confirmed he would not be standing for election to Brentwood Borough Council in Essex on May 22.
A Tory Party spokesman added that Bishop’s views had ‘no place in our team’.
Who want to be on a team that can’t tell the truth?