Video: Lab candidate already suspended over racism allegations – will stand as independent


As the SKWAWKBOX reported this morning, Labour parliamentary candidate Trevor Merralls was being investigated over allegations that he was behind a Twitter account that made racist comments. The account has now been deleted.

Bryn Phillips, a supporter of Mr Merralls, has tweeted a remarkable 52-second video in which he quits the party, claims that the allegations are a stitch-up and reveals both that Mr Merralls’ Labour candidacy has already been suspended by the party – and that he plans to stand as an independent for the Old Bexley and Sidcup seat:

In case he decides to delete the tweet, here’s the video:

It’s an impassioned defence, but last year Mr Phillips published a tweet that made plain that, as far as he was concerned, the offending @wellingblueboy account was Mr Merralls:

merralls phillipsMr Phillips is of course 100% right that Mr Merralls is innocent until proven guilty.

But he’s 100%

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