Ex-Lib Dem MP David Ward sacked as Bradford East candidate after ‘anti-semitism’ claim
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Mr Ward, was also in the firing line from Sir Eric Pickles, the former communities’ secretary. He asked Ms May: “Does she believe it’s the party of all party leaders within this house not just to pay lip service about [anti-semitism] but to do something about it?
“And does she share my disgust that a former member of this house criticised by the Home Affairs Select Committee by his anti-Semitic utterances is now the official candidate in Bradford East for the Liberal Democrats?”
Mr Ward has previously been criticised for his use of language in relation to the Holocaust on a previous occasion in 2013, when he said, “the Jews” had failed to learn the lessons of the mass genocide.
Mr Farron said in a statement released on Wednesday afternoon: “I believe in a politics that is open, tolerant and united. David Ward is unfit to represent the party and I have sacked him.”
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