A BNP councillor says his invitation to a Muslim celebration has been withdrawn because of his party's reputation.
Clr David Exley received an invitation to an Eid Milan celebration from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, of Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield.
But just days later he got another letter, saying he was asked by mistake.
The Heckmondwike councillor had planned to go to the celebration - dedicated to peace and harmony - with his wife.
He said he was shocked when he was told he would not be welcome.
"I thought it was a big gesture by them to invite me because of our reputation. But I was thrilled and thought it might be the start of an understanding," he said.
"I would have loved to have gone and would love to work with any groups within the community, whatever racial background they are from. I thought they were reaching out an olive branch."
Clr Exley believes he is being victimised. But he said he could understand why they might have been wary about asking him.
He added: "I think they just sent out invites without thinking."
When questioned by the Examiner, Munir Ahmed, external affairs officer for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, asked: "Do you know what party he is from?"
Then he said Clr Exley's invitation was revoked because he had never done any work with the group.
"The invites should have been sent to friends and associates only.
"We are not political. We will work with anybody. But we have never worked with Clr Exley."