Second Labour candidate suspended over tweets

Posted On 16 Apr 2019 at 10:13 am

Alex Braithwaite

Another Labour candidate has been suspended over a series of tweets, this time for alleged anti-semitism.

Alex Braithwaite, who was selected as a candidate in Wish ward last July, was suspended last night after The Telegraph presented Labour HQ with details of several tweets about Rothschild and Israel conspiracy theories she had posted.

This follows the suspension of Daniel Gray, the party’s candidate in St Peter’s and North Laine, over the weekend after offensive tweets including rape jokes came to light.

And last month, Tory candidate Ivan Lyons quit after offensive jokes he posted in a Facebook group were discovered.

A Labour Party spokesperson said:

“The Labour Party takes all complaints of antisemitism extremely seriously and we are committed to challenging and campaigning against it in all its forms.

“All complaints about antisemitism are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures and any appropriate disciplinary action is taken. We can’t comment on individual cases.

“Individuals who are suspended from the Party can’t stand as Party candidates. Due to electoral laws, those who are suspended after the deadline can’t be removed from the register, but they are not party candidates.”

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