Labour Party Suspends Candidate

26 April 2010, 12:56

The Labour parliamentary candidate for South East Cambridgeshire, John Cowan, has been suspended by his party for reportedly posting offensive remarks online.

He allegedly left the comments on motoring and dating websites.

A spokesperson for the Labour party said: ""The allegations that came to light after nominations closed are totally unacceptable and well below what the party expects of our candidates.

The General Secretary of the Labour Party has suspended the candidate from the Labour Party and we are taking action to ensure he is never again a Labour candidate.

The Labour Party's relevant committees will be asked to consider whether he should be expelled from the Labour Party."

The parliamentary candidates for South East Cambridgeshire are:

  • Daniel Bell (The Christian Peoples Alliance)
  • Jonathan Chatfield (Liberal Democrats)
  • John Cowan (Labour)
  • Andy Monk (UKIP)
  • James Paice (Conservative)
  • Simon Sedgewick-Jell (Green)
  • Geoffrey Woolard (Independent)
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