Tim Farron backs council role for Lib Dem ex-MP embroiled in anti-Semitism row



Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has suggested it is "appropriate" under internal rules for a former MP who was suspended over "anti-Semitic" remarks to represent the party as a councillor.
Mr Farron said David Ward, who was suspended by the Lib Dems in 2013 after questioning the continued existence of the state of Israel, had "served his time" and therefore had a right to put himself forward for positions in the party.
The former Bradford East MP, who was also forced to apologise in 2014 after suggesting that he might be ready to fire rockets from Gaza into... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 43
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