Suspension of Shadwell campaign

Following news that the Liberal Democrat candidate for Shadwell, Abjol Miah, had shared content in 2014 that contained anti-semitic sentiment, his party membership has been revoked, pending an investigation by the Regional Party.

As a result, campaigning activity in Shadwell will cease for the remainder of the campaign period.

All campaigning in Shadwell has been suspended, both on the ground and online.

Mr Miah will still appear on the ballot paper as the Liberal Democrat candidate, however, if he is elected he will sit as an independent councillor unless his membership is reinstated.

The Liberal Democrats are committed to fighting racism and anti-semitism. Mr Miah has issued an unreserved apology for his historical tweet and is cooperating fully with the party's disciplinary process.  

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