Former Lib Dem MP accused of anti-Semitism to contest Bradford East

A Lib Dem councillor who was temporarily suspended from the party over allegations of anti-Semitism has been chosen to re-contest his former Parliamentary seat in Bradford East.

David Ward had the party Whip removed in 2013 after making a series of critical comments about Israel, including a reference to the Middle Eastern nation as an “apartheid state”.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/former-lib-dem-mp-accused-of-anti-semitism-to-contest-bradford-east-1-8511733

BREAKING: Lib Dem leader Tim Farron sacks Bradford East candidate David Ward

The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has sacked the party’s scandal-hit candidate for Bradford East, David Ward.

The move follows a raucous PMQs, in which both the Prime Minister and outgoing Tory MP slammed the Lib Dems over its failure to tackle anti-Semitism.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/breaking-lib-dem-leader-tim-farron-sacks-bradford-east-candidate-david-ward-1-8513437

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One Response to Former Lib Dem MP accused of anti-Semitism to contest Bradford East

  1. Colin Tawn says:

    Tim Farron today sacked David Ward as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Bradford East after a storm over his anti-Semitic remarks.
    Mr Farron said Mr Ward was ‘unfit to represent the party’ less than 24 hours after his selection was confirmed. As well as being sacked he has been suspended from the party.

    This was after Theresa May criticised Farron at PMQ’s today for allowing Ward to stand.

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