Sunday, March 19, 2017

UK: Labour Hall Green candidate deselected after sharing 'anti-Semitic' Facebook posts

Via Birmingham Mail:
A Labour Party candidate has been deselected from a council by-election after sharing anti-Semitic Jewish conspiracy theories on social media.

The controversial Facebook posts from Alison Gove-Humphries emerged four days after she had been selected by members in Hall Green to stand for election in May.

The Birmingham Board of the Labour Party met on Friday night to begin the process of approving potential candidates for the 2018 council elections.
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Mrs Gove-Humphries had argued the controversial posts were shared by her on a private Facebook page and were taken out of context . She highlighted a previous association with the Holocaust Education Trust.

But the Board decided to remove Mrs Gove-Humphries from its list.

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