Wednesday, May 13, 2015

UK: Ex MP Lee Scott says antisemitic abuse cost him his seat

Via the Jewish Chronicle:
Ousted Conservative MP Lee Scott has said antisemitic abuse cost him his job in Parliament. Mr Scott was beaten by Labour’s Wes Streeting in Ilford North, missing out by 589 votes. 
During the campaign he was the target of death threats and anti-Jewish hatred. 
He said there was “no question in my mind” that the attacks on him had contributed to his defeat. “I’d been through a lot with the death threats and other stuff going on,” he said.


During the campaign this year he did not attend any hustings held by local faith groups because of "security concerns".

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