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Tory candidate suspended for 'Jew in attic' post

By Aubrey Allegretti, Political Reporter
A Tory council candidate has been suspended after anti-Semitic and homophobic posts on his Twitter account were unearthed.
George Stoakley, who is running in next week's local elections in Fen Ditton, Cambridge, is being investigated by the party over his messages.
:: Tories face local election struggleThe 23-year-old wrote that he was "sweating like a Jew in an attic" in a 2013 post.He also said that "some people call it AIDS, I just call it weaponised semen".Mr Stoakley also branded an 11-year-old girl a "slag" and another a "f****t" for using Snapchat to film the X Factor final.And he said he would like to have Jeremy Kyle's job so he could "shout at chavs all day"."Am I the only one who believes the UK should legalise handguns?" another message read.
Got an advert for the @Conservatives through the door today. Checked out the twitter feed of one of the candidates, and, oh... (thread) pic.twitter.com/5I75gOd8pW— Pete Wilson (@peterkwilson) April 25, 2018
Mr Stoakley, who described himself in his Twitter bio as a "libertarian conservative", locked his account after the posts were revealed.The Board of Deputies of British Jews said the "homophobic" and "anti-Semitic" tweets were "disgraceful"."His suspension by the Conservative party is the right decision," the group said."The party must swiftly investigate how someone with these views was selected as a candidate."
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A Conservative party spokesperson told Sky News: "George Stoakley has been suspended and an investigation is under way."The Labour party has been engulfed in a row over anti-Semitism, with leader Jeremy Corbyn promising to stamp out anti-Semitism in the party.
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