Statement on suspension of Liberal Democrat candidate David Ward

Commenting on the suspension of David Ward as a Liberal Democrat member and Parliamentary Candidate for the forthcoming General Election, JLC CEO Simon Johnson said:

“The action taken by Tim Farron to sack David Ward as a candidate for the 2017 General Election is the right one and we welcome it. The selection of David Ward for Bradford East was an error, and rightly criticised by politicians from all parties. Mr Ward’s views are offensive, and he has been an unrepentant serial offender. It is important that all parties have a zero tolerance approach to antisemitism”.