Councillor Mark Cherry suspended from Labour Party after Holocaust Twitter row

Banbury Labour councillor Mark Cherry

Banbury Labour councillor Mark Cherry

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The South East Regional Labour Party has today confirmed it has suspended Banbury Labour councillor Mark Cherry after a Tweet comparing a Nazi concentration camp to Conservative policies on the unemployed and disabled was posted via his account.

A statement issued by Labour Party spokesperson Danielle Glavin today (Thursday) said: “Mark Cherry has been suspended from the Labour Party pending an investigation.”

Cllr Cherry, who sits on Banbury town, Cherwell district and Oxfordshire county councils, protested his innocence after a picture comparing a Nazi concentration camp to Conservative party policies for the unemployed and disabled was sent from his Twitter account on Sunday, claiming his account had been hacked.

 

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