SCOTLAND’S only elected Brexit party politician has resigned over homophobia in its ranks.

Louis Stedman-Bryce, who was elected as one of the country’s six MEPs in May, said he would remain in Brussels as an Independent.

“I find myself in a situation where my personal values are now in direct conflict with those of the party,” he said.

He said the Brexit party had "repeatedly failed" to deliver on its promises to Scots voters.

The Scottish Tories said the development meant they were now the only party north of the border promising to "get Brexit done".

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Mr Stedman-Bryce, 45, a care home director who is married to his business partner Gavin, said before he was elected that he was sick of the Brexit party being labelled as bigoted.

“The perception out there is that we’re white, we’re homophobic, we’re definitely racist and we didn’t know what we voted for,” he said after becoming a candidate in April.

“I stand before you as a gay black man and I can definitely tell you I know what I was voting for when I voted for Brexit.”

However in a video posted on social media at 11.30 this morning, Mr Stedman-Bryce cited his party’s decision to stand a candidate in Scotland with homophobic views as lying behind his resignation.

He also said Nigel Farage’s party had "changed" its position on Brexit, an apparent reference to it accepting Boris Johnson’s deal after previously denouncing it.

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On Monday, the Brexit party disowned its candidate in Glenrothes, Victor Farrell, after it emerged he said he was “at war” with gay and lesbian people.

He also made disparaging remarks about Muslims.

However his name will still appear on the ballot paper on December12.

Mr Stedman-Bryce said: “Last week I announced on Twitter that it was with a heavy heart I would be standing down as a candidate in the forthcoming general election.

“This week it saddens me further to say that I’ve taken the decision to leave the Brexit party.

“This is because I find myself in a situation where my personal values are now in direct conflict with those of the party, and this for me is an area where I cannot and will not compromise.

“Almost a quarter of a million people in Scotland voted for the Brexit party to represent them here in the European Parliament and to ensure that Scotland had a voice in the Brexit debate.

“But unfortunately I feel the party has repeatedly failed to deliver on either of those promises.

“The Brexit party’s recent decision to select a Scottish candidate who has openly posted homophobic views across social media is not only a betrayal of the LGBT community, but also a betrayal of everyone who believes such divisive and hateful views have no place in our society.

“Whilst the Brexit party’s position on Brexit party may have changed, mine has not, and I remain committed to Brexit and to the people of Scotland who voted for me, and I will fight on unhindered as an Independent MEP to ensure our voice is heard. Thank you.”

The Brexit party came second in Scotland in May's European election, winning 14.8 per cent of the vote.

The SNP came first on 37.8%, and won a record three MEPs.

The Liberal Democrats and Tories won a single MEP each on 13.9 and 11.6% of the vote respectively.

Labour lost both its MEPs after slumping to fifth place on 9.3%.

Across the UK as a whole, the Brexit party came first on 31.6% of the vote, and had 29 MEPs elected.

Douglas Ross, the Scottish Conservative candidate for Moray said: “Mr Stedman-Bryce’s resignation means the Scottish Conservatives are now the only party representing those Scottish voters who want to get Brexit sorted.

"Many people in Scotland voted for the Brexit party earlier this year, for the best of reasons.

"At the election on December 12th, however, it’s now clear that if you want to deliver Brexit - and stop Nicola Sturgeon’s second independence referendum - you have to vote Scottish Conservative.”

A Brexit party spokesman said: "Louis is an amazing man and we are sorry to lose him. As regards his mention of homophobic remarks by another candidate I should point out that within minutes of this fact emerging we severed ties and funding with the individual."