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”.
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.