Labour Party candidate resigns in anti-Semitism

Jeremy Corbyn at a pro Palestinian rally in 2014

Jeremy Corbyn at a pro Palestinian rally in 2014

He added: "It appears that you and others share my belief that the anti-semitism smears against Labour Party activists, candidates and MPs are unfounded".

Kate Ramsden, who was standing in the Gordon constituency now held by Conservative Colin Clark, had said Israel is like an "abused child" who then goes on to commit abuse.

It said she compared Israel to an abused child who becomes an abusive adult.

Labour's central London HQ have waded through election candidates' social media in recent weeks.

The announcement comes after the party's national executive committee (NEC) ruled on Wednesday that they would not endorse him as a Labour candidate for the constituency.

"The staff immediately informed the Scottish Labour Party, which informed the Scottish Executive Committee that the Scottish Secretary of State made a decision to conduct a new interview with Kate Ramsden".

It is understood that the comments came to light following due diligence on candidates carried out by the UK Labour Party, separately to the devolved selection process in Scotland.

Kate Ramsden could not be elected as a candidate and therefore could not be elected.

Ms Ramsden has published an apology for her blog.

She said: "I am criticizing the blog written by the Israeli government at the peak of the bombing in Gaza". That was never my intention and I apologise unreservedly.

Frances Hoole was earlier voted as a candidate for a Labour Party candidate in southwestern Edinburgh.

Ms Hoole, who was running against SNP incumbent Joanna Cherry, posted a meme with the slogan "bang and the Terf is gone".

Frances Hoole has apologised.

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